Northwestern State Demons vs Bears College Hoops Game Preview
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