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Feb 8, 8:00 PM | Strahan Coliseum

Central Arkansas Bears vs Texas State Bobcats Odds


Central Arkansas pays a visit to Texas State on Wednesday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Strahan Coliseum.

The Bobcats sit at 8-14 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 7-14 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas State is 0-0 OU, and Central Arkansas is 1-0 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 234-ranked Bobcats and the No. 241-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-69 win for the Bobcats on Wednesday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas State's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 78.1 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 345 at 84 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 87.2 points per game. Texas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Arkansas was a 69-61 loser in its last match at home against Texas-Arlington. Ryan Williams scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 69-61 to Texas-Arlington at Farris Center on Saturday).

Texas State lost its last outing, a 96-75 result against Nicholls State on February 4. Texas State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Nicholls State and falling by a 96-75 score at Stopher Gym.

Next up:
Central Arkansas home to McNeese State, Saturday, February 11
Texas State at Texas-Arlington, Saturday, February 11