Oklahoma State Central Arkansas Betting Preview
Central Arkansas Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds
Central Arkansas pays a visit to Oklahoma State on Sunday, hoping to send the Cowboys to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
This season, the Cowboys are 7-1 overall and 5-3 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 4-3 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Oklahoma State boasts a 2-5 on the OU, and Central Arkansas is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cowboys - Bears odds would favor the Cowboys if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oklahoma State is rated No. 34 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Arkansas is at No. 165. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-75 win for the Cowboys.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 113 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Oklahoma State’s No. 81 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Oklahoma State is the No. 240-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Central Arkansas rates No. 21 at 8.6 per game.
Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 300-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.7 points per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 233 nationally in scoring at home.
Central Arkansas was an 88-85 winner in its last match on the road against SE Missouri State. Central Arkansas got 39 points from Robert Crawford en route to an 88-85 victory over SE Missouri State on Saturday at Show Me Center.
Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 62-42 winner as they battled Missouri State at home. They covered in the match as a 18-point favorite. The battle between the Cowboys and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Missouri State was handed a 62-42 defeat on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 1-1
After playing Missouri State are 2-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Bears at Cowboys trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Central Arkansas at Mississippi State, Saturday, December 22
Oklahoma State home to Texas-Arlington, Wednesday, December 19