North Florida Ospreys vs. Auburn Tigers ATS Prediction 12/29/18

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A seven-game home winning streak is on the line for the 12th-ranked Auburn Tigers (10-2) when they clash against the North Florida Ospreys (5-8) at Auburn Arena. Action begins at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, 2018, and can be seen on SEC Network.

North Florida Ospreys vs. Auburn Tigers ATS Odds

In their last game, the Tigers easily got past the South Alabama Jaguars, 101-58, while the Ospreys lost to the Dayton Flyers, 78-70.

Auburn dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.0 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0. South Alabama recorded marks of 28.3 and 25.8, respectively, for those same stats. North Florida, on the other hand, was lights out from beyond the arc (8-21; 38.1 percent). Jared Harper led the way for Auburn, contributing 20 points, 13 assists and five rebounds. Noah Horchler, meanwhile played a key role for North Florida with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

The Ospreys’ Garrett Sams has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Bryce Brown has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Tigers.

The high-powered offense of Auburn will square off against the porous defense of North Florida. The Tigers rank 25th in offensive efficiency, while the Ospreys are 272nd in defensive efficiency. The Tigers figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. It could also be a mistake-prone game for the offense of the Ospreys, which ranks 334th in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.9 percent). They’ll be going up against the top-notch defense of the Tigers, which forces the most turnovers in the NCAA (27.6 percent).

North Florida at Auburn Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Auburn, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Auburn ranks 35th in assists per game (15.7) while North Florida ranks 214th in assists allowed per game (16.5).
  • The Ospreys rank 35th in three pointers allowed per game (19.5) while the Tigers rank 151st (23.7).
  • Auburn averages 6.0 blocks per game, which ranks sixth in the country. North Florida ranks 41st in blocks allowed per game (2.7).
  • The Tigers rank seventh in steals per game (9.6) while the Ospreys rank 171st in steals allowed per game (10.5).
  • Auburn ranks 53rd in rebounds per game (38.9) while North Florida ranks 199th in rebounds allowed per game (38.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 23.8, up from 18.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Ospreys have scored an average of 74.6 points per game (1.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.0 points per game (2.7 below their season average).