North Florida Ospreys vs. Florida State Seminoles Betting Prediction 12/19/18

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The 11th-ranked Florida State Seminoles (9-1) welcome the North Florida Ospreys (5-7) to Donald L. Tucker Center. The Seminoles look to prolong their five-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, and can be seen on ACC Network.

North Florida Ospreys at Florida State Seminoles ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Seminoles dismantled the Florida Gators, 81-60, while the Ospreys lost to the Dayton Flyers, 78-70.

The Seminoles had a much better free throw rate (0.500 vs. 0.259) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.594 vs. 0.426). North Florida, meanwhile, made eight of their 21 three pointers (38.1 percent). PJ Savoy played well for Florida State, putting up 20 points. North Florida, meanwhile, received a boost from Noah Horchler, who had 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Garrett Sams has been solid as of late for North Florida, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Florida State could own the offensive glass in this meeting. The Seminoles currently rank 10th in offensive rebounding percentage (38.5 percent), while North Florida ranks 284th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.2 percent). Additionally, the Ospreys rank 330th in turnover percentage (22.8 percent), while the Seminoles rank 22nd in opponents’ turnover percentage (24.0 percent).

North Florida at Florida State Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Florida State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Florida State ranks 13th in rebounds allowed per game (29.7) while North Florida ranks 215th (38.5).
  • The Ospreys rank 47th in three pointers attempted per game (26.3) while the Seminoles rank 176th (21.2).
  • North Florida ranks 25th in blocks per game (4.9) while Florida State ranks 99th (3.3).
  • The Seminoles rank 28th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Ospreys rank 222nd (16.4).
  • Florida State averages 7.9 steals per game, which ranks 40th in the NCAA. North Florida ranks 176th in steals allowed per game (10.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Ospreys’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.4, down from 3.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Seminoles have scored an average of 82.8 points per game (3.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.8 points per game (1.5 below their season average).