Central Arkansas Bears host Southeastern Louisiana Lions in college basketball action
Southeastern Louisiana Lions vs Central Arkansas Bears Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Central Arkansas Bears try to run the Southeastern Louisiana Lions off the court at Farris Center in college hoops action.
The Bears are 8-10 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Lions, meanwhile, are 7-11 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Central Arkansas go 0-0 and the Lions go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 196-ranked Bears and the No. 298-rated Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-64 win for the Bears on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 174 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Central Arkansas’s No. 40 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Central Arkansas is the No. 37-ranked team in the country at 7.9 per game, while Southeastern Louisiana rates No. 302 at 4.7 per game.
Defensively, Southeastern Louisiana features the nation's No. 272-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Central Arkansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.
Southeastern Louisiana won its last outing, a 67-53 result against Texas A&M C.C. on January 26. Southeastern Louisiana got 18 points from Roosevelt Johnson en route to a 67-53 victory over Texas A&M C.C. on Saturday at SLU University Center.
Central Arkansas won its last outing, an 88-59 result against Lamar on January 26. The battle between the Bears and Cardinals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Lamar was handed an 88-59 defeat on Saturday at Farris Center.
Southeastern Louisiana at Oral Roberts, Saturday, February 2
Central Arkansas home to Nicholls State, Saturday, February 2