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Lipscomb @ North Florida

Current Records: Lipscomb 9-13; North Florida 5-16

What to Know

The North Florida Ospreys and the Lipscomb Bisons are even-steven against one another since January of 2016 (7-7), but not for long. The Ospreys and Lipscomb will face off in an Atlantic Sun battle at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at UNF Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with Lipscomb winning the first 84-72 at home on the road and North Florida taking the second 72-67.

The Cent. Arkansas Bears typically have all the answers at home, but on Thursday North Florida proved too difficult a challenge. North Florida enjoyed a cozy 93-74 victory over the Bears.

Meanwhile, the Bisons came up short against the Jacksonville Dolphins on Thursday, falling 66-59.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Ospreys are expected to win a tight contest. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

North Florida's win brought them up to 5-16 while Lipscomb's defeat pulled them down to 9-13. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: North Florida is stumbling into the matchup with the fourth most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 15.5 on average. Lipscomb has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 351st worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 9.8 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: UNF Arena -- Jacksonville, Florida
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Ospreys are a slight 2-point favorite against the Bisons, 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 Ospreys as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

North Florida and Lipscomb both have seven wins in their last 14 games.

  • Jan 16, 2021 - North Florida 72 vs. Lipscomb 67
  • Jan 15, 2021 - Lipscomb 84 vs. North Florida 72
  • Mar 05, 2020 - Lipscomb 73 vs. North Florida 71
  • Feb 22, 2020 - North Florida 82 vs. Lipscomb 74
  • Jan 25, 2020 - Lipscomb 85 vs. North Florida 73
  • Feb 06, 2019 - Lipscomb 92 vs. North Florida 55
  • Jan 09, 2019 - Lipscomb 81 vs. North Florida 66
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Lipscomb 82 vs. North Florida 75
  • Jan 11, 2018 - North Florida 102 vs. Lipscomb 96
  • Mar 02, 2017 - North Florida 91 vs. Lipscomb 85
  • Feb 16, 2017 - North Florida 93 vs. Lipscomb 82
  • Jan 21, 2017 - North Florida 90 vs. Lipscomb 84
  • Feb 13, 2016 - Lipscomb 94 vs. North Florida 87
  • Jan 14, 2016 - North Florida 95 vs. Lipscomb 83