Only one more half stands between North Florida and the win they were favored to collect coming into this afternoon. They have jumped out to a quick 45-41 lead against Cent. Arkansas.
North Florida came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We’ll see if they’re able to flip the script or if it’ll just be more of the same.
Cent. Arkansas Bears @ North Florida Ospreys
Current Records: Cent. Arkansas 8-18, North Florida 13-12
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We’ve got another exciting Atlantic Sun matchup on schedule as the Cent. Arkansas Bears and the North Florida Ospreys are set to tip at 2:00 p.m. ET on February 10th at UNF Arena. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.
Cent. Arkansas’ recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Thursday after their third straight loss. They fell to the Dolphins 59-55. The loss unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Cent. Arkansas in their matchups with the Dolphins: they’ve now lost four in a row.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the score, Cent. Arkansas struggled to get the ball back on offense and finished the game with only five offensive rebounds. That’s the fewest offensive rebounds they’ve managed all season.
Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored North Florida last Thursday, but the final result did not. They took a 79-74 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Lions. North Florida has now taken an ‘L’ in back-to-back games.
The Bears have traveled a rocky road recently having lost five of their last six matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-18 record this season. As for the Ospreys, their defeat ended a seven-game streak of wins at home and dropped them to 13-12.
Cent. Arkansas will be fighting an uphill battle on Saturday as the experts have pegged them as the 11.5-point underdog. This contest will be their 11th straight as the underdogs (so far over this stretch they are 5-5 against the spread).
Cent. Arkansas came out on top in a nail-biter against the Ospreys in their previous matchup back in January of 2023, sneaking past 88-85. The rematch might be a little tougher for Cent. Arkansas since the team won’t have the home-court advantage this time around. We’ll see if the change in venue makes a difference.
North Florida is a big 11.5-point favorite against Cent. Arkansas, 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 11.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
The over/under is set at 151.5 points.
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North Florida and Cent. Arkansas both have 1 win in their last 2 games.
- Jan 26, 2023 – Cent. Arkansas 88 vs. North Florida 85
- Jan 27, 2022 – North Florida 93 vs. Cent. Arkansas 74