North Florida Ospreys vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 12/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Florida Ospreys vs Houston Cougars
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
TV: Hulu Live TV
The North Florida Ospreys (2-5) are hitting the road to Fertitta Center on Tuesday where they will take on the Houston Cougars (8-0).
The North Florida Ospreys faced High Point and went home with a loss by a final score of 93-88 in their last game. North Florida wrapped up the game having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (33 out of 78) and knocked down 10 of 38 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Ospreys made 12 of 17 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected 37 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists for the contest while forcing 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When discussing defending, North Florida let their opponent shoot 48.4% from the field on 30 of 62 shooting. High Point earned 9 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, High Point grabbed 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. High Point shot 76.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 29 of their 38 attempts. They made 4 of 14 shots from 3-point land. When discussing fouls, the Ospreys finished with 22 while High Point accumulated 17 fouls.
Jadyn Parker is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He accumulated 14 points on 6 out of 6 shooting. He played 16 mins and also totaled 6 rebounds. He finished 100.0% from the field and distributed 2 assists.
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North Florida enters this game with a mark of 2-5 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 74.0 points per outing (163rd in Division 1) while going 42.3% from the floor. The Ospreys are hitting 29.2% on three-point attempts (59 of 202) and 68.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, North Florida is snagging 36.9 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 85 assists on the season, which has them ranked 339th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.0 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Ospreys are forcing 10.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.1 fouls. They currently rank 219th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 110 relinquished for the campaign. The Ospreys defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.1% (217 of 481) and they relinquish 42.6 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 32.4% on 3-point attempts while they are 354th in D-1 in opponents points per game (80.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Houston Cougars got the win with a final of 53-48 when they played St. Mary's. When discussing how they rebounded, Houston permitted St. Mary's to pull down 29 overall (6 on the offensive side). They shot 40.9% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 22 and finished the game at 5 of 8 at the charity stripe (62.5%). The Cougars permitted St. Mary's to knock down 17 of 46 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.0% in the matchup. When all was said and done, the Cougars finished the game shooting 21 out of 57 from the floor which had them at 36.8%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Houston made 3 of their 11 attempts (27.3%). They were able to bury 8 of those for a percentage of 88.9%. St. Mary's had 13 fouls for the contest which took the Cougars to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They coughed up the ball 4 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. The Cougars recorded 16 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 26 in this game.
J'Wan Roberts ended up having an impact for the Cougars in the matchup. He totaled 15 points in his 35 mins of playing time and added 1 assist in this game. He knocked down 7 of 11 for this game giving him a rate of 63.6%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Houston has a win-loss mark of 8-0 so far this season. The Cougars have committed 15.0 fouls per contest and they go 71.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per contest (146th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 10.5 times per game. Houston has accounted for 598 pts for the campaign (74.8 per contest) and they grab 40.3 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cougars are connecting on 46.5% from the floor, which is 115th in the nation.
The Houston defense concedes 21.1% on 3-pointers (40 of 190) and opponents are converting on 68.8% of their free throw shots. They surrender 7.8 assists and 33.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 6th and 126th in those categories. The Cougars on the defensive side of the court are 1st in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 48.0. They are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 30.8% from the field (1st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Florida
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