Ospreys vs. Flyers Prediction
The 20th-ranked Dayton Flyers are big favorites at home tonight as they welcome in the North Florida Ospreys. Can Dayton race to a big enough win to cover the spread?
Monday, December 30, 2019
University of Dayton Arena at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Flyers are a 20-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 151 points. As of Monday afternoon, 62 percent of public bets are being placed on host Dayton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Ospreys fall at Orange
North Florida lost by a score of 82-70 nine days ago at Syracuse to drop to 7-7 overall and 1-6 on the road. The Ospreys were outscored 47-37 in the second half of the defeat. J.T. Escobar led North Florida with 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting including 6-of-12 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also dished out four assists. Carter Hendricksen accounted for 17 points, five rebounds and two dimes. Garrett Sams had 11 points and four boards. Ivan Gandia-Rosa added 11 points, five assists and three caroms.
Flyers blast Tigers
Dayton picked up an 81-53 home win last Monday night over Grambling to improve to 10-2 overall and 7-0 at home. The Flyers led 40-22 at halftime on their way to the victory. Ibi Watson led Dayton with 30 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 4-of-5 from 3-point range plus 10-of-10 at the charity stripe. He also notched five rebounds and two assists. Rodney Chatman added 17 points, six dimes, four boards and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Ospreys are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog. North Florida is 6-1 ATS in its last seven Monday games.
The Flyers are 6-0 ATS in their last six Monday games. Dayton is 5-2 ATS in its last seven home games.
The Ospreys have played four teams in the top 100 and have not lost by more than 15 to any of them. The Flyers might be a step up from any of the previous opponents, but it is clear that North Florida can remain at least somewhat competitive against good competition. While the Ospreys struggle defensively, they are pretty efficient on the offensive end and should take advantage of a Dayton defense that isn't as good as its offensive counterparts. Taking the points with North Florida here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS +20