Lamar Cardinals vs Bears College Hoops Game Preview
Lamar Cardinals vs Central Arkansas Bears Odds
The Central Arkansas Bears host Lamar on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-10 mark against the 2-17 Cardinals in college hoops action at Farris Center.
Central Arkansas will face the 2-17 Cardinals, who own a 1-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bears are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cardinals are 0-1 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 212 (Bears) and the No. 319 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-55 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Arkansas's No. 13 nationally ranked offense (78.7 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 337 at 76.4 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 45.2% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).
Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.6 points per game. Central Arkansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 nationally in scoring at home.
Lamar was a 91-74 loser in its last match on the road against Oral Roberts. The Cardinals wasted a 25-point performance from Keilan Blanks in losing to Oral Roberts 91-74 on Thursday at Mabee Center.
In their last action, Central Arkansas was a 103-98 winner at home against McNeese State. The Bears used a 38-point performance from Jarvis Garner to help Central Arkansas smack McNeese State 103-98 on Thursday at Farris Center.
Lamar home to Northwestern State, Thursday, January 31
Central Arkansas home to Southeastern Louisiana, Thursday, January 31