Central Arkansas Bears face Southeastern Louisiana Lions: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Central Arkansas Bears vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions Odds
The Southeastern Louisiana Lions will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Central Arkansas Bears at SLU University Center in NCAA basketball action.
This season, the Lions are 2-9 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 5-6 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Southeastern Louisiana boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Central Arkansas is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lions rated this week at No. 197 and the Bears sitting at No. 172. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-61 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southeastern Louisiana's No. 316 nationally ranked offense (59.5 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 341 at 78.7 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 37.8% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).
Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 331-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.5 points per game. Southeastern Louisiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 156 nationally in scoring at home.
Central Arkansas was an 83-79 loser in its last match on the road against Nicholls State. Robert Crawford scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 83-79 to Nicholls State at Stopher Gym on Thursday).
Southeastern Louisiana was an 86-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oral Roberts. Southeastern Louisiana got 18 points from Roosevelt Johnson but lost anyway, 86-72, to Oral Roberts on Thursday at SLU University Center.
Central Arkansas home to Stephen F. Austin, Thursday, January 10
Southeastern Louisiana at Lamar, Monday, January 7