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Fortunes may be turning around for Cent. Arkansas after losing four in a row. Sitting on a score of 45-39, they have looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

If Cent. Arkansas keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 10-22 in no time. On the other hand, N. Alabama will have to make due with a 13-17 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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N. Alabama Lions @ Cent. Arkansas Bears

Current Records: N. Alabama 13-16, Cent. Arkansas 9-22

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Cent. Arkansas is on a four-game streak of home losses, the Lions a three-game streak of away losses, but someone's luck is about to change. Both teams will face off in an Atlantic Sun battle at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Farris Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

Cent. Arkansas pushed their score all the way to 82 on Saturday, but even that wasn't enough to win. They fell 95-82 to the Colonels. Cent. Arkansas has struggled against the Colonels recently, as their matchup on Saturday was their fourth consecutive lost matchup.

Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored N. Alabama last Saturday, but the final result did not. They took a 82-70 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Knights. N. Alabama found out winning isn't easy when your shooting is a whole 16.9% worse than the opposition.

The Bears have not been sharp recently as the team's lost seven of their last eight matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 9-22 record this season. As for the Lions, their loss dropped their record down to 13-16.

Cent. Arkansas is hoping to beat the odds on Friday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. This contest will be their 16th straight as the underdogs (so far over this stretch they are 8-7 against the spread).

Cent. Arkansas came out on top in a nail-biter against the Lions when the teams last played back in January, sneaking past 84-81. Does Cent. Arkansas have another victory up their sleeve, or will the Lions turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.


N. Alabama is a 4.5-point favorite against Cent. Arkansas, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Lions as a 5.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 153.5 points.

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Series History

Cent. Arkansas has won 3 out of their last 5 games against N. Alabama.

  • Jan 06, 2024 - Cent. Arkansas 84 vs. N. Alabama 81
  • Jan 21, 2023 - N. Alabama 82 vs. Cent. Arkansas 66
  • Jan 18, 2023 - N. Alabama 78 vs. Cent. Arkansas 73
  • Feb 23, 2022 - Cent. Arkansas 81 vs. N. Alabama 72
  • Jan 15, 2022 - Cent. Arkansas 89 vs. N. Alabama 88