Betting on today's Lions and Ospreys game? Catch the action at UNF Arena in Jacksonville, FL, as the Ospreys hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 151 points, and North Florida is favored by -6 vs. North Alabama in a Atlantic Sun conference matchup.

NORTH ALABAMA LIONS VS NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Florida Ospreys -6

This game will be played at UNF Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-64 in favor of the Ospreys.
  • Not only will North Florida pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does North Alabama Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

North Alabama comes into this game with an 11-12 record, including a 5-4 mark in Atlantic Sun play. They have won four straight games, including a 70-69 win over Florida Gulf Coast in their last game. This season, the Lions have gone 6-8 in non-conference games and 2-9 on the road.

So far, North Alabama has been the underdog in 10 of their 23 games, going just 1-9 in those contests. On the road, their record is 2-8 over their last 10 games, and they are 1-4 on the road over their last five.

North Alabama's ATS record this season is 10-11, and they are 5-6 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lions have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-5 this season.

On the season, the over/under record for North Alabama games is 11-9-1 with an average of 152.5 points scored per game compared to an average over/under line of 148.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total is 154 points.

The North Alabama offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Florida Gulf Coast. Overall their field goal percentage was 50.9% while connecting on 4 threes. The top scorer for the Lions was Jacari Lane with 21 points, while KJ Johnson also chipped in with 17 points.

So far, the Lions' defense is ranked 261st in the country at 76.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Florida Gulf Coast, the Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 69 points vs. North Alabama.

Will the Ospreys Defense Show Up at Home?

North Florida enters tonight's game with a 13-11 record, including a 7-2 record at home. They have won five straight games at home and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home. For the season, they have been favored in seven games, going 5-2 in those games.

In their most recent game, the Ospreys defeated Lipscomb by a score of 85-76. So far this season, they have gone 6-2 in Atlantic Sun Conference play, compared to a 7-9 record in non-conference games. Overall, they have a scoring margin of +5.1 points per game at home.

North Florida has been a solid team against the spread this season, posting a mark of 12-7-1. At home, the Ospreys are 6-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, North Florida is 5-5.

North Florida's over/under record for the season sits at 9-10-1, and the average point total in their games is 151.4. Today's over/under line of 151 is right in line with that average. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 170 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Coming off their recent game, the North Florida offense tallied 85 points in a matchup against Lipscomb. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 8 threes. Chaz Lanier is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.5 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Dorian James brings a PPG average of 10.5 into the game.

The Ospreys' defense is presently ranked 245th nationally, allowing an average of 75.3 points per contest. Against Lipscomb in their most recent game, the North Florida defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Lipscomb to hit 50% of their shots.