North Florida @ Florida State
Current Records: North Florida 4-14; Florida State 11-5
What to Know
The North Florida Ospreys have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Florida State Seminoles at noon ET Thursday at Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU should still be feeling good after a victory, while the Ospreys will be looking to right the ship.
It was close but no cigar for North Florida as they fell 62-60 to the Kennesaw State Owls on Monday.
Speaking of close games: FSU escaped with a win on Tuesday against the Duke Blue Devils by the margin of a single free throw, 79-78. Guard Caleb Mills (18 points) was the top scorer for FSU.
North Florida have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 21.50 point spread they are up against. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past four games, so buyers beware.
The Ospreys are now 4-14 while the Seminoles sit at 11-5. A couple stats to keep an eye on: North Florida has allowed their opponents an average of 8.6 steals per game, the second most in college basketball. To make matters even worse for North Florida, FSU comes into the matchup boasting the 14th most steals per game in college basketball at 9.6. In other words, North Florida will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.
How To Watch
When: Thursday at 12 p.m. ETWhere: Donald L. Tucker Center — Tallahassee, FloridaTV: ACC NetworkFollow: CBS Sports App
The Seminoles are a big 21.5-point favorite against the Ospreys, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 21.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Florida State have won all of the games they’ve played against North Florida in the last eight years.
Dec 02, 2020 – Florida State 86 vs. North Florida 58Dec 17, 2019 – Florida State 98 vs. North Florida 81Dec 19, 2018 – Florida State 95 vs. North Florida 81