North Florida @ Florida International
Current Records: North Florida 1-6; Florida International 5-1
What to Know
The North Florida Ospreys will take on the Florida International Panthers at noon ET Sunday at Ocean Bank Convocation Center. Florida International will be strutting in after a win while the Ospreys will be stumbling in from a defeat.
There’s no need to mince words: North Florida lost to the Kentucky Wildcats this past Friday, and they lost bad. The score wound up at 86-52. One thing holding North Florida back was the mediocre play of guard Jose Placer, who did not have his best game: he played for 25 minutes but put up just six points on 3-for-11 shooting.
As for Florida International, they have more to be thankful for after their matchup against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks this past Wednesday. Florida International was able to grind out a solid victory over North Dakota, winning 65-56.
The Ospreys are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Friday might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
North Florida came out on top in a nail-biter against Florida International when the two teams previously met in December of last year, sneaking past 80-77. The rematch might be a little tougher for North Florida since the team won’t have home-court advantage. We’ll see if the change in venue makes a difference.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Ocean Bank Convocation Center — Miami, Florida
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Panthers are a 3.5-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 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
North Florida have won three out of their last five games against Florida International.
- Dec 12, 2020 – North Florida 80 vs. Florida International 77
- Dec 13, 2018 – Florida International 102 vs. North Florida 89
- Dec 13, 2017 – North Florida 87 vs. Florida International 85
- Dec 21, 2016 – Florida International 78 vs. North Florida 54
- Dec 14, 2015 – North Florida 94 vs. Florida International 72