North Alabama Lions at North Florida Ospreys Betting Prediction 01/05/19

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The North Alabama Lions (3-12) and the North Florida Ospreys (6-9) clash at UNF Arena. The Lions will try to snap an 11-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

North Alabama Lions at North Florida Ospreys Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last contest. The Ospreys fell to the Dayton Flyers, 78-70, while the Lions were defeated by the Samford Bulldogs, 91-74.

North Alabama had a much better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 20.0) while North Florida had a better effective field goal percentage (0.509 vs. 0.475). North Florida’s Noah Horchler had a solid performance, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds. North Alabama was led by Jamari Blackmon, who finished with 17 points.

The Lions’ Blackmon has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Garrett Sams has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Ospreys.

This contest should be a showdown of conflicting styles. North Florida has preferred to play fast (31st in possessions per game), while North Alabama has been slower-paced (133rd in possessions per game).

North Alabama at North Florida ATS Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – North Florida, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • North Alabama ranks 100th in rebounds per game (37.3) while North Florida ranks 241st in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
  • The Ospreys average 26.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 22nd in the nation. The Lions rank 65th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6).
  • North Alabama averages 5.5 steals per game, which ranks 158th in the nation. North Florida ranks 183rd in steals allowed per game (11.1).
  • The Lions rank 117th in assists allowed per game (13.0) while the Ospreys rank 231st (17.1).
  • North Florida averages 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 60th in the country. North Alabama ranks 104th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Ospreys have scored an average of 74.6 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.0 points per game (3.5 below their season average).
  • The Lions’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.6, down from 8.6 for the season.