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Central Arkansas BearsLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
Feb 18, 4:30 PM | Thomas Center

Central Arkansas Bears vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds

7-17TEAM RECORD12-14

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisiana Tech vs Central Arkansas battle Saturday at Thomas Center as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bulldogs sit at 12-14 (10-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 7-17 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisiana Tech is 11-8 OU, and Central Arkansas is 1-0 OU.

View Central Arkansas vs Louisiana Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bulldogs in this one, they're listed as 17-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Bears odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisiana Tech is rated No. 181 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Arkansas is at No. 247. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-62 win for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 25 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.8 per game. That compares with Louisiana Tech’s No. 113 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana Tech is college basketball's No. 56-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Bears rate No. 274 with 5.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Arkansas owns the country's No. 343-rated mark, allowing 86.8 points per game on the highway. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 176 in scoring at home.

Central Arkansas was a 76-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Sam Houston State. Jarvis Garner scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 76-59 to Sam Houston State at Bernard Johnson Coliseum on Wednesday).

Louisiana Tech was a 58-53 winner in its last match at home against North Dakota. Louisiana Tech earned a 58-53 victory over North Dakota on Thursday, getting 19 points from Raheem Appleby at Thomas Center.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose State are 4-6
After playing North Dakota are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Bears at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Central Arkansas at Nicholls State, Wednesday, February 22
Louisiana Tech home to San Jose State, Thursday, February 23

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