College Basketball Matchup - Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Central Arkansas Bears Odds Preview
Central Arkansas Bears vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Odds
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will try to cover the spread at William R. Johnson Coliseum on Thursday when they get a visit from the Central Arkansas Bears in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 9-11 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Lumberjacks are at 18-2 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Lumberjacks are 0-0, while the Bears have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lumberjacks, most recently No. 86 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 198 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-69 victory for the Lumberjacks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 32 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.6 per game. That compares with Stephen F. Austin’s No. 93 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Stephen F. Austin is college basketball's No. 327-ranked team at 4.2 per game, while the Bears rate No. 43 with 7.7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Arkansas owns the country's No. 318-rated mark, allowing 76.8 points per game on the highway. Stephen F. Austin, on the other hand, rates No. 190 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Central Arkansas was a 79-76 winner at home against Nicholls State. Central Arkansas earned a 79-76 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Robert Crawford at Farris Center.
In their last action, Stephen F. Austin was a 65-51 winner on the road against Lamar. The Lumberjacks grabbed a 65-51 win over the Cardinals on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Taylor Smith at Montagne Center.
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