Maine vs North Florida Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/18/23
North Florida Ospreys (3-2) vs Maine Black Bears (3-2)
Game Info: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 5:00 pm (UNF Arena)
Betting Odds: North Florida Ospreys -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Maine Black Bears and North Florida Ospreys meet Saturday in college basketball action at the UNF Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Maine Black Bears Betting Preview
The Maine Black Bears look for a win after winning 3 of their last 4 games. The Maine Black Bears beat up on Presbyterian last night. The Maine Black Bears are averaging 77.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kellen Tynes is averaging 12 points and 3 assists, while AJ Lopez is averaging 12 points and 2.5 rebounds. Ja'Shonte Wright-McLeish is the third double-digit scorer, and Peter Filipovity is dishing 0.8 assists. The Maine Black Bears are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Maine Black Bears are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.
North Florida Ospreys Betting Preview
The North Florida Ospreys look for their fourth win of the season. The North Florida Ospreys beat Northwestern State yesterday by 6 points. The North Florida Ospreys are averaging 76.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Chaz Lanier is averaging 16.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Jake van der Heijden is averaging 12 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jah Nze is the third double-digit scorer and Dorian James is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The North Florida Ospreys are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The North Florida Ospreys are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
It's not easy to cap a game between two teams that will be playing their third game in as many days. There's sure to be tired legs on both sides, and you're not going to get the best from either side. With that said, the Maine Black Bears have been the more impressive team up to this point, and that includes just beating a Presbyterian side that North Florida lost to. Assume the line isn't crazy, give me the Maine Black Bears to get the job done.