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Central Arkansas Bears vs Northwestern State Demons Odds
The Central Arkansas Bears will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Demons in Northwestern State at Prather Coliseum on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Bears will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Demons are 0-0 ATS. Central Arkansas is 0-0 on the totals; Northwestern State is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Demons - Bears odds would favor the Demons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northwestern State is rated No. 47 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Arkansas is at No. 198. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 89-77 win for the Demons.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern State's No. 1 nationally ranked offense (83.9 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 345 at 77.1 PPG. The Demons have been averaging 45.8% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).
Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 308-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.3 points per game. Northwestern State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Central Arkansas was a 72-36 loser on the road against Stephen F. Austin. Central Arkansas was run off the court by the Lumberjacks on Thursday as Stephen F. Austin routed them 72-36 at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
Northwestern State was an 85-73 winner in its last match at home against Oral Roberts. The Demons grabbed an 85-73 win over the Golden Eagles on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from James Hulbin at Prather Coliseum.
Central Arkansas home to Texas A&M C.C., Thursday, February 14
Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana, Thursday, February 14