North Florida Ospreys vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers Free Prediction

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The Charleston Southern Buccaneers (4-3) will be at home in Buccaneer Fieldhouse when they go head-to-head against the North Florida Ospreys (3-5). Action starts at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

North Florida Ospreys vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Buccaneers were blown out by the Marquette Golden Eagles, 76-55, while the Ospreys dismantled the Florida A&M Rattlers, 81-62.

North Florida dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.219 (matching their season average) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.2 (above their season average of 28.3). Florida A&M recorded marks of 0.071 and 24.4, respectively, for those same stats. Charleston Southern, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.107 vs. 0.048). Charleston Southern was led by Christian Keeling, who recorded 18 points and six rebounds. Noah Horchler fueled North Florida with 23 points and eight rebounds.

Charleston Southern should have an advantage on the offensive glass in this showdown. The Buccaneers rank 83rd in offensive rebounding percentage (31.8 percent), while North Florida ranks 339th in defensive rebounding percentage (66.4 percent) dating back to the 2017-18 season. It could also be an error-filled game for the offense of the Ospreys, which ranks 254th in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.6 percent). They’ll be going up against the top-notch defense of the Buccaneers, which has forced the fourth-most turnovers in the nation (23.9 percent).

North Florida Ospreys vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers Odds Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Charleston Southern, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Charleston Southern ranks 80th in rebounds allowed per game (33.4) while North Florida ranks 317th (39.8).
  • The Ospreys rank 89th in assists per game (14.7) while the Buccaneers rank 250th (12.4).
  • North Florida ranks 99th in blocks per game (3.8) while Charleston Southern ranks 123rd in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • The Buccaneers rank 43rd in steals per game (7.4) while the Ospreys rank 272nd in steals allowed per game (8.6).
  • North Florida averages 28.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 12th in the country. Charleston Southern ranks 241st in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).