North Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast - 3/3/16 Atlantic Sun Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (18-13) at North Florida Ospreys (22-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm (UNF Arena)
The Line: North Florida Ospreys -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and North Florida Ospreys meet in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament.
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are averaging 74.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Marc Eddy Norelia is averaging 17 points and 9.1 rebounds while Christian Terrell is averaging 12.5 points and two assists. Zach Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Julian DeBose is dishing 1.2 assists. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Eagles are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have lost five of their last six road games.
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The North Florida Ospreys look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The North Florida Ospreys are averaging 84.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Dallas Moore is averaging 19.8 points and 6.1 assists while Beau Beech is averaging 15.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Demarcus Daniels is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Trent Mackey is dishing 1.9 assists. The North Florida Ospreys are shooting 41.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Ospreys are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The North Florida Ospreys have won 20 of their last 21 home games.
The Eagles are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 road games and 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Osprey are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Sun.
North Florida is simply the better team here, almost never loses at home and has beaten FGCU in three of the last four meetings. I'll take the Ospreys by double digits.