North Florida Ospreys vs Stetson Hatters Prediction, 1/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Florida Ospreys vs Stetson Hatters
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Edmunds Center in DeLand, FL
TV: Youtube TV
The North Florida Ospreys (5-7) are traveling to Edmunds Center on Monday where they will try to defeat the Stetson Hatters (5-6).
The North Florida Ospreys took the court against Bethune-Cookman and earned the victory with a final of 87-85 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Ospreys walked away with 16 and Bethune-Cookman totaled 17 personal fouls. They also made 3 of 17 tries from distance. Bethune-Cookman shot 78.3% when shooting free throws by making 18 of their 23 attempts. Furthermore, Bethune-Cookman totaled 30 rebounds (5 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Bethune-Cookman doled out 13 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. When talking about defending, North Florida allowed the other team to go 49.2% from the field on 32 of 65 shooting. They also dished out 14 assists in this contest while creating 9 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 34 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Ospreys made 20 of 28 tries for a rate of 71.4%. North Florida ended the game with a 45.2% field goal percentage (28 out of 62) and converted 11 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land.
Oscar Berry is someone who played a role in this matchup. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He played 29 minutes played and collected 5 rebounds. He accounted for 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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North Florida heads into this one with a record of 5-7 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, North Florida is grabbing 35.9 boards per contest and has totaled 165 assists for the campaign, which ranks 255th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Ospreys are shooting 33.0% on three-point attempts (116 of 351) and 68.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.7 pts per game (144th in the country) while shooting 44.0% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Ospreys are forcing 10.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 fouls. They are conceding 30.1% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 339th in college hoops in PPG allowed (76.9). The Ospreys defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.1% (355 of 805) and they relinquish 40.6 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 262nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 184 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Stetson Hatters went home defeated by a final of 73-58 against UCF. The Hatters were able to collect 15 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 for this game. They gave up possession 7 times, while getting 3 steals in this matchup. UCF committed 9 fouls for this game which got the Hatters to the charity stripe for a total of 5 tries. They were able to bury 3 of them for a percentage of 60.0%. When discussing three-point attempts, Stetson buried 9 of their 28 attempts (32.1%). In all, the Hatters went 23 out of 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.3%. The Hatters allowed UCF to bury 29 of their 60 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 48.3% for the contest. They went 36.4% from three-point range by going 8 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 8 at the free throw line (87.5%). When talking about attacking the glass, Stetson allowed UCF to get 36 in all (13 offensive).
Josh Smith ended up being a factor for the Hatters in this contest. He converted 6 out of 10 for the game giving him a rate of 60.0%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. He totaled 16 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood, but didn't record an assist.
Stetson has a win-loss record of 5-6 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Hatters are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 120th in the country. Stetson has accumulated 819 pts for the year (74.5 per contest) and they grab 35.0 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.0 times per contest (96th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 10.7 times per game. The Hatters are committing 15.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 70.3% from the free throw line.
The Hatters defensively are ranked 242nd in Division 1 in PPG given up with 71.3. They are forcing their opponents into 11.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.7% from the field (242nd in the nation). The Stetson defense surrenders 37.5% on 3-point attempts (87 of 232) and opponents are connecting on 74.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 13.5 assists and 34.2 rebounds per game, which is 248th and 193rd in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take North Florida
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