North Florida Ospreys vs High Point Panthers Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Florida Ospreys vs High Point Panthers
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Florida (+3)
Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena is the venue where and the High Point Panthers (0-2) will take on the North Florida Ospreys (0-4) on Saturday. The spread on this matchup has High Point as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 145.
North Florida steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 0-4 this season. They are averaging 58.8 points per outing (258th in college hoops) while shooting 36.1% from the floor. The Ospreys are shooting 35.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (40 of 113) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, North Florida is snagging 33.8 boards per game and has totaled 50 assists so far this year, which ranks 69th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 20.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.8 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Ospreys are able to force 10.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.5 personal fouls. They are 283rd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 72 conceded for the campaign. The Ospreys defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (124 of 272) and they relinquish 42.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 29.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 254th in college hoops in points per game allowed (82.3).
The North Florida Ospreys took the court against the Florida State Seminoles and took a loss by a final of 86-58 in their last contest. North Florida wrapped up the game having earned a 38.0% FG percentage (19 out of 50) and made 11 of their 27 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Ospreys made 9 of 12 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned a total of 25 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists in the game as well as having 6 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of the defense, North Florida allowed 38.0% from the floor on 19 of 50. Florida State recorded 19 dimes and 12 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Seminoles collected 41 boards (17 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Florida State shot 71.4% from the free throw line by converting 15 of their 21 attempts. They knocked down 7 out of their 24 shots from distance.
Jose Placer is one guy who saw a lot of action in this game. He finished with 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He played for 32 mins and pulled down 2 rebounds. Placer finished the contest at 44.4% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of minutes in this contest for the Ospreys was Dorian James. He pulled down 7 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 44.4% from the field in the matchup by going 4-of-9 (13 points). When all was said and done, James played for 29 minutes.
High Point has a mark of 0-2 so far this season. The Panthers are responsible for committing 20 fouls per game while shooting 74.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 9.0 times per game (269th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest. High Point has accumulated 148 pts on the campaign (74 per contest) and they grab 26.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Panthers are connecting on 47.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 149th in the nation. The Panthers defensively are ranked 233rd in the country in points given up per game with 79.0. They have forced 9.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (231st in D-1). The High Point defense allows 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (19 of 54) and opponents are knocking down 74.4% of their foul shots. They have conceded 15.5 assists and 29.0 boards every game, which is 228th and 28th in the nation.
The last time they took the court, the High Point Panthers took a defeat with a final score of 76-75 when they faced the Elon Phoenix. The Panthers earned 24 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in the game. They stuffed 3 shots while recording 2 steals for the game. The Phoenix earned 24 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 41 attempts. They were able to knock down 30 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.2%. When talking about shots from distance, High Point made 5 of their 15 tries (33.3%). In all, the Panthers went 20 for 41 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8%. The Panthers allowed the Phoenix to make 24 out of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 30.8% from 3-point land via 8 of 26 and finished the contest at 20 out of 27 from the charity stripe (74.1%). In relation to rebounding, High Point permitted Elon to snag 22 in all (7 on the offensive side).
John-Michael Wright ended up having an impact for the Panthers for the game. He buried 4 of 10 in this contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, which earned him 20 points. Wright collected 2 rebounds in his 38 minutes played and added 4 assists in this contest. An additional guy who saw a lot of action for High Point was Ahmil Flowers. He racked up 9 points in 37 minutes on the court by way of 2 out of 5 shooting in this matchup. Flowers wrapped this one up going 40.0% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Florida (+3)
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