North Florida vs. Florida - 3/15/16 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (19-14) vs. North Florida Ospreys (22-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm (UNF Arena)
The Line: North Florida Ospreys +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and North Florida Ospreys meet Tuesday in the NIT at the UNF Arena.
The Florida Gators hope to end their season on a positive after losing five of their last seven games. The Florida Gators are averaging 73.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 14.8 points and 2.2 assists while John Egbunu is averaging 11.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. KeVaughn Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Devin Robinson is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Gators are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have lost four of their last six road games.
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The North Florida Ospreys hope to rebound after losing as the top seed in the Atlantic Sun tournament. The North Florida Ospreys are averaging 83.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 47 percent shooting. Dallas Moore is averaging 19.7 points and 6.1 assists while Beau Beech is averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Demarcus Daniels is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Chris Davenport is dishing 3.2 assists. The North Florida Ospreys are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Ospreys are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The North Florida Ospreys have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Gators are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Osprey are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
North Florida is going to be up for this game against one of the big boy teams from its state. I'm not sure how motivated the Gators will be to play this game on the road in the NIT. Also, the Ospreys can flat out shoot the ball from deep, while the Gators putting the ball through the hoop in sometimes like pulling teeth. Give me the points and the home team.