Central Arkansas Bears vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Preview
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Central Arkansas Bears Odds
Central Arkansas looks to cover the Bears-Lumberjacks pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 5-7 mark when they host Stephen F. Austin in college basketball wagering action.
The Bears sit at 5-7 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lumberjacks are currently 12-1 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Arkansas is 0-0 OU, and Stephen F. Austin is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 203 and the Lumberjacks at No. 92 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 88-69 result in favor of the Lumberjacks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Arkansas's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 79.2 PPG, against a Lumberjacks defense that ranks No. 1 at 48.5 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Lumberjacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.
Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.8 points per game. Central Arkansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 nationally in scoring at home.
Stephen F. Austin won its last outing, a 71-43 result against McNeese State on January 5. The battle between the Lumberjacks and Cowboys didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as McNeese State was handed a 71-43 defeat on Saturday at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
Central Arkansas was a 72-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southeastern Louisiana. Central Arkansas suffered a 72-68 loss against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jordan Harks in a losing effort at SLU University Center.
Stephen F. Austin at Oral Roberts, Saturday, January 12
Central Arkansas home to Northwestern State, Saturday, January 12