Jacksonville vs. North Florida - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jacksonville vs. North Florida - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Dolphins (14-16) at North Florida Ospreys (20-11)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (UNF Arena)

The Line: North Florida Ospreys -9.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Jacksonville Dolphins (14-17, 7-9 CONF) and the North Florida Ospreys (20-11, 13-3 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, March 3rd for the Quarterfinal in the Atlantic-Sun Conference Tournament at the UNF Arena in Jacksonville, FL. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time. 

Jacksonville is coming off a 53-52 road win over a tough Stetson team in their last game. Jacksonville has won two of their last three games overall, and are looking to pull off the major upset in the first round of the conference tourney. North Florida is coming off an 85-72 road win over Stetson as well in their last game. North Florida has been Liberty’s biggest competition in the A-Sun conference this season. North Florida will look to take care of business at home in this one. 

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Jacksonville scores 66.2 points per game on 42.6 percent field goal shooting this season. Jacksonville’s leading scorer and rebounder is C David Bell, who scores 11.9 points per game and earns 10.0 rebounds per game. Jacksonville allows 65.9 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +.3 scoring differential so far this season. Jacksonville also earns 37.8 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 2.8 blocks, and 5.0 steals per game as a team. 

North Florida scores 78.1 points per game on 45.0 percent field goal shooting this season. North Florida’s leading scorer is G Garrett Sams, who scores 15.0 points per game. The leading rebounder for North Florida is F Carter Hendricksen, who earns 7.3 rebounds per game. North Florida allows 72.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +5.4 scoring differential so far this season. North Florida also earns 34.9 rebounds, 15.6 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 4.9 steals per game as a team. 

Jacksonville is 11-16 against the spread this season and 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games. Jacksonville is also 8-7 against the spread on the road so far this season. North Florida is 23-7 against the spread this season and 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games. North Florida is also 9-3 against the spread at home so far this season.

North Florida has been money against the spread this season. I think this line is very manageable for North Florida, as they are also really good at home. I will lay the 9.5 points with the North Florida Ospreys. 

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