Northwestern State Demons vs Central Arkansas Bears Odds
The Central Arkansas Bears hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Northwestern State Demons pay a visit to Farris Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Bears sit at 5-8 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Demons are currently 9-5 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Arkansas is 0-0 OU, and Northwestern State is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 203 (Bears) and the No. 27 (Demons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 90-78 result in favor of the Demons has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Arkansas's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 78.4 PPG, against a Demons defense that ranks No. 269 at 70.9 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.
Defensively, Northwestern State features the nation's No. 297-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Central Arkansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.
Northwestern State was an 80-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oral Roberts. Northwestern State suffered an 80-74 loss against Oral Roberts on Thursday, getting 18 points from DeQuan Hicks in a losing effort at Mabee Center.
Central Arkansas lost its last outing, a 77-69 result against Stephen F. Austin on January 10. The Bears endured a 77-69 loss at the hands of the Lumberjacks on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from LaQuentin Miles at Farris Center.
Northwestern State home to Nicholls State, Thursday, January 17
Central Arkansas at Sam Houston State, Thursday, January 17