Central Arkansas Bears vs McNeese State Cowboys Betting Matchup Report
McNeese State Cowboys vs Central Arkansas Bears Odds
The Central Arkansas Bears will try to cover the spread at Farris Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the McNeese State Cowboys in NCAA basketball action.
The Bears sit at 6-10 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cowboys are currently 8-8 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Arkansas is 0-0 OU, and McNeese State is 1-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 212 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cowboys, who rate No. 199 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-70 victory for the Bears.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Arkansas's No. 28 nationally ranked offense (77.2 points per game) against a Cowboys defense that sits as the No. 227 at 68.6 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 45% from the field, more than the Cowboys have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, McNeese State owns the country's No. 301-rated mark, allowing 76.3 points per game on the highway. Central Arkansas, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
McNeese State won its last outing, a 74-50 result against Lamar on January 19. McNeese State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Lamar out of the gym and running up a 74-50 score at Burton Coliseum.
Central Arkansas won its last outing, a 76-67 result against Texas A&M C.C. on January 19. The Bears grabbed a 76-67 win over the Islanders on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Jarvis Garner at American Bank Center.
McNeese State at Oral Roberts, Saturday, January 26
Central Arkansas home to Lamar, Saturday, January 26