Florida Atlantic Owls vs North Florida Ospreys Prediction, 12/7/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs North Florida Ospreys
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Location: UNF Arena in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (-2.5)
UNF Arena is the site where and the North Florida Ospreys (0-4) will play the Florida Atlantic Owls (2-2) on Monday. The spread on this matchup has Florida Atlantic as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 140.5.
Florida Atlantic heads into this one with a record of 2-2 for the year. They currently have an average of 81.8 pts per contest (66th in the country) while hitting 45.4% from the field. The Owls are connecting on 39.2% on shots from downtown (51 of 130) and 76.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Florida Atlantic is pulling in 42.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 67 assists this year, which has them ranked 24th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.0 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Owls are able to force 18.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.3 fouls. The Owls are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 36.5% (81 of 222) and they concede 34.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are 100th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 29 conceded on the year. They relinquish 32.2% on shots from distance and they rank 32nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (58.3).
The Florida Atlantic Owls stepped onto the hardwood against the FNU Conquistadors and went home with a win by a final score of 128-64 in their last contest. Florida Atlantic ended with a 58.3% FG percentage (49 out of 84) and converted 24 out of their 46 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Owls knocked down 6 of 9 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 50 with 18 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 31 dimes for the matchup as well as earning 14 steals and 9 blocked shots. In the matter of defense, Florida Atlantic allowed the other team to shoot 58.3% from the field on 49 out of 84. FNU dished out 7 assists and 9 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Conquistadors snagged 29 rebounds (14 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 9 blocked shots. FNU shot 64.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 14 tries. They knocked down 9 of their 37 shots from downtown.
Bryan Greenlee is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He scored 14 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 26 mins and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Greenlee finished the game at 62.5% from the field and also dished out 4 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this contest for the Owls was Jailyn Ingram. He totaled 5 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the floor in this matchup via 9-of-12 (26 points). Overall, Ingram played for 15 min.
North Florida has a win-loss mark of 0-4 on the campaign. North Florida has tallied 235 points this year (58.8 per contest) and they pull in 33.8 boards per contest. The Ospreys commit 15.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Ospreys are connecting on 36.1% from the field, which ranks them 333rd in college basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.5 times per game (192nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 20.5 times per game. The Ospreys on the defensive side of the court are 259th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 82.3. They are forcing 10.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (222nd in the country). The North Florida defense gives up 29.1% on 3-point shots (25 of 86) and opponents are connecting on 70.9% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 18.0 assists and 42.8 boards per contest, which is 262nd and 263rd in college basketball.
In their last game, the North Florida Ospreys went home defeated by a final of 86-58 when they faced the Florida State Seminoles. The Ospreys were able to snag 17 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 25 for the matchup. They also turned away 2 shots while earning 6 steals for this game. The Seminoles had 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Ospreys to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, North Florida made 11 of their 27 tries (40.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Ospreys finished the game shooting 19 out of 50 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.0%. The Ospreys permitted the Seminoles to convert 32 of 70 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.7% in this game. They finished 29.2% from distance by going 7 out of 24 and finished the contest at 15 out of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). In relation to how they rebounded, North Florida permitted Florida State to get 41 overall (17 on the offensive glass).
Jose Placer played a lot for the Ospreys for this contest. He made 4 out of 9 for the contest for a rate of 44.4%, which had him finishing with 11 points. Placer had 2 rebounds in his 32 minutes played and accumulated 2 assists for the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for North Florida was Dorian James. He was able to score 13 points in 29 minutes played via 4 out of 9 from the floor in this contest. James ended the game having shot 44.4% from the field while also collecting 2 assists and 7 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take North Florida (+2.5) and over 140.5 points
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