Ospreys vs. Tigers Prediction

North Florida vs. Auburn 12/29/18, Prediction & Odds

The 12th-ranked Auburn Tigers are 7-0 at home this season and are big favorites today versus the North Florida Ospreys. Is Auburn going to blow out North Florida and cover the spread this evening?

Game Snapshot

307721 North Florida Ospreys at 307722 Auburn Tigers

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Auburn Arena at 5PM ET

TV: SECN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tigers are a 23-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 157 points. As of Saturday morning, 58 percent of public bets are siding with host Auburn. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Ospreys unable to hang with FSU

North Florida suffered a 95-81 loss at Florida State 10 days ago to drop to 5-8 on the season. North Florida trailed 46-39 at halftime and were unable to recover after the break. J.T. Escobar paced the Ospreys with 27 points on 8-of-9 shooting including a perfect 6-of-6 on 3-point attempts. He also dished out two assists. Noah Horchler contributed 13 points and six boards. Trip Day added 10 points, six caroms and two assists off the bench. North Florida shot 27-of-54 from the field, 10-of-25 on 3-point tries and 17-of-26 at the charity stripe.

Tigers hold off Murray State

Auburn bounced back from a loss in its previous game last Saturday with a 93-88 home win over the Racers. The Tigers led 38-35 at halftime and held off MSU in the second half. Samir Doughty paced Auburn (10-2) with 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range. He also had four rebounds and two assists Chuma Okeke tallied 17 points, five boards, five steals, two assists and two blocked shots. Austin Wiley contributed 17 points and 10 caroms. Jared Harper had 12 points, 10 assists and two rebounds. Bryce Brown added 11 points plus two assists. The Tigers shot 34-of-64 from the field, 13-of-33 from 3-point range and 12-of-20 at the free throw line.

College Basketball Betting Trends

North Florida

The Ospreys are 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games. North Florida is 1-5 ATS in its last six versus the SEC.

Auburn

The Tigers are 0-6 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Auburn is 0-5 ATS in its last five games overall.

Prediction:

North Florida is battle-tested this season with five games against top-100 teams and it more than held its own against Florida State. Auburn has struggled to cover the spread against pretty much everyone lately and I wouldn't be surprised if it was caught looking ahead to its SEC schedule. Take the Ospreys today

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH FLORIDA +23

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