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North Florida @ Cent. Arkansas

Current Records: North Florida 8-12; Cent. Arkansas 6-15

What to Know

After a two-game homestand, the North Florida Ospreys will be on the road. North Florida and the Cent. Arkansas Bears will face off in an Atlantic Sun battle at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at Farris Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

The Ospreys entered their game against the Liberty Flames on Saturday without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. The contest between them was not particularly close, with North Florida falling 73-62.

Meanwhile, Cent. Arkansas ended up a good deal behind the North Alabama Lions when they played on Saturday, losing 82-66.

Barring any buzzer beaters, North Florida is expected to win a tight contest. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on North Florida's opponents whenever they hit the road.

The losses put North Florida at 8-12 and the Bears at 6-15. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Ospreys are 348th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 78.3 on average. Cent. Arkansas has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 358th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 81.2 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Farris Center -- Conway, Arkansas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Ospreys are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bears, 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 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

North Florida won the only game these two teams have played in the last nine years.

  • Jan 27, 2022 - North Florida 93 vs. Cent. Arkansas 74