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Bears face Iowa Hawkeyes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Central Arkansas BearsIowa Hawkeyes
Dec 19, 8:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Central Arkansas Bears vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

5-4TEAM RECORD6-5

Iowa will look to improve on its 6-5 record on Monday when they host Central Arkansas in NCAAB odds action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes are 6-5 so far on the season, and 3-4 ATS vs. the number. The Bears, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Iowa go 4-2-1 and the Bears go 0-0 on the totals.

View Central Arkansas vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 242-rated Central Arkansas taking on the No. 273-rated Hawkeyes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-74 win for the Hawkeyes on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 6 in NCAA hoops at 42.3 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 170 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 228-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Central Arkansas rates No. 344 at 3.1 per game.

Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 263-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Central Arkansas was a 71-64 loser on the road against Arkansas State. Central Arkansas got 13 points from Jarvis Garner but lost anyway, 71-64, to Arkansas State on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.

Iowa won its last outing, an 82-68 result against Drake on December 17. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Matt Gatens scored 20 points leading the Hawkeyes to an 82-68 victory over Drake at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
After playing Drake are 10-0
After a win are 3-7

A few Bears at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Iowa is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Central Arkansas at Drake, Wednesday, December 21
Iowa home to Boise State, Thursday, December 22

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