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Lamar Cardinals visit Central Arkansas Bears in NCAAB hoops battle

Lamar CardinalsCentral Arkansas Bears
Jan 21, 5:00 PM | Farris Center

Lamar Cardinals vs Central Arkansas Bears Odds

11-7TEAM RECORD7-9

The Central Arkansas Bears will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Lamar Cardinals at Farris Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Bears sit at 7-9 (0-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cardinals are currently 11-7 (2-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Arkansas is 1-0 OU, and Lamar is 1-1 OU.

View Lamar vs Central Arkansas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 246 and the Cardinals at No. 48 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-66 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Arkansas's No. 51-ranked offense, averaging 75.3 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 198 at 67.7 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lamar owns the country's No. 194-rated mark, allowing 71.6 points per game on the highway. Central Arkansas, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Lamar lost its last outing, a 91-82 result against Texas-Arlington on January 14. Mike James scored 25 points for Lamar on Saturday, but the Mavericks managed a 91-82 victory over the Cardinals at Montagne Center.

In their last action, Central Arkansas was a 99-76 winner at home against Nicholls State. The battle between the Bears and Colonels didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nicholls State was handed a 99-76 defeat on Wednesday at Farris Center.

Next up:
Lamar at Northwestern State, Wednesday, January 25
Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana, Wednesday, January 25

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