Charleston Southern Buccaneers at North Florida Ospreys Free Prediction


Expect a fast-paced game when the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (4-5) visit North Florida to take on the Ospreys (4-7). Action starts at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. North Florida Ospreys Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Ospreys fell to the Dayton Flyers, 78-70, while the Buccaneers had no trouble getting past the Columbia International Rams, 100-68.

Charleston Southern dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.0 and a free throw rate of 0.125. Columbia International was 30.8 and 0.063, respectively, for those same stats. North Florida, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.509 vs. 0.475). Noah Horchler fueled North Florida with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Charleston Southern was led by Travis McConico, who finished with 17 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Sams led the Ospreys to a 76-70 victory. He scored a game-high 20 points. North Florida’s 0.211 free throw rate was their largest advantage over Charleston Southern, who had a mark of 0.143.

Garrett Sams has taken his game to another level recently for North Florida, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

There could be plenty of transition action in this contest that features two of the NCAA’s more fast-paced teams. North Florida ranks 46th in possessions per game (74.7) and Charleston Southern is 15th (69.9) dating back to the 2017-18 season.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. North Florida Ospreys ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Charleston Southern averages 7.6 steals per game, which ranks 18th in the country. North Florida ranks 211th in steals allowed per game (8.8).
  • The Ospreys average 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 20th in the country. The Buccaneers rank 171st in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • North Florida ranks 28th in three pointers allowed per game (20.0) while Charleston Southern ranks 148th (23.6).
  • The Buccaneers average 12.5 assists per game, which ranks 95th in the NCAA. The Ospreys rank 257th in assists allowed per game (17.5).
  • North Florida averages 36.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 59th in the country. Charleston Southern ranks 218th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9).