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Lamar Cardinals home to Bears in NCAAB betting action

Central Arkansas BearsLamar Cardinals
Jan 7, 4:30 PM | Montagne Center

Central Arkansas Bears vs Lamar Cardinals Odds

5-7TEAM RECORD10-5

The visiting Bears hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Montagne Center against the Lamar Cardinals.

The Cardinals sport records of 10-5 and 2-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 5-7 and 0-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Cardinals and 1-0 for the Bears.

View Central Arkansas vs Lamar Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 22 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 254 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 82-64.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Lamar has the nation's No. 86-rated offensive output, at 73.7 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 344 allowing on average 86.8 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.7 points per game. Lamar, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Central Arkansas was a 124-75 loser on the road against UNLV. They failed to cover the 34.5–point spread as underdogs. Central Arkansas was run off the court by the Rebels on Wednesday as UNLV routed them 124-75 at Thomas & Mack Center.

In their last action, Lamar was a 74-58 winner on the road against Texas A&M C.C.. Mike James poured in a team-high 31 points for Lamar on Wednesday, as they defeated Texas A&M C.C. 74-58 at American Bank Center.

Next up:
Central Arkansas home to Stephen F. Austin, Wednesday, January 11
Lamar at McNeese State, Wednesday, January 11

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