North Florida Ospreys vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Prediction


The Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-2) and the North Florida Ospreys (4-5) clash at Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers look to continue their five-game winning streak. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

North Florida Ospreys vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Golden Gophers had no trouble getting past the Omaha Mavericks, 104-76, while the Ospreys lost to the Dayton Flyers, 78-70.

Minnesota played a nearly perfect contest. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.710. Omaha had marks of 17.1 and 0.500, respectively, for those same stats. North Florida, on the other hand, was en fuego from beyond the arc (8-21; 38.1 percent). Minnesota rallied around Jordan Murphy, who put up 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Noah Horchler had a good outing for North Florida, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Murphy has been on fire recently for Minnesota, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The offensive glass should be a major edge for Minnesota in this battle. Since the 2017-18 season, the Golden Gophers rank 21st in offensive rebounding percentage (31.4 percent), while North Florida ranks 326th in defensive rebounding percentage (66.6 percent).

North Florida Ospreys at Minnesota Golden Gophers ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Minnesota, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • North Florida ranks 18th in three pointers attempted per game (28.1) while Minnesota ranks 266th (19.2).
  • The Ospreys average 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 65th in the nation. The Golden Gophers rank 201st in blocks allowed per game (4.7).
  • Minnesota ranks 147th in steals allowed per game (5.7) while North Florida ranks 233rd (8.7).
  • The Golden Gophers rank 39th in assists allowed per game (14.5) while the Ospreys rank 262nd (17.5).
  • Minnesota averages 38.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 52nd in the country. North Florida ranks 274th in rebounds allowed per game (39.7).