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Central Arkansas Bears visit UNLV Rebels in NCAAB hoops battle

Central Arkansas BearsUNLV Rebels
Dec 28, 10:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

Central Arkansas Bears vs UNLV Rebels Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday as host UNLV looks to handle the Central Arkansas Bears in NCAAB action.

The Rebels sport records of 13-2 and 7-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 5-6 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-6 for the Rebels and 0-0 for the Bears.

View Central Arkansas vs UNLV Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with UNLV in this one will find them as 31.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Rebels and the No. 252-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 89-68 win for the Rebels on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNLV's No. 32 nationally ranked offense (78.4 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 342 at 83.5 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 46.9% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.8 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 58 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Arkansas lost its last outing, an 87-64 result against Drake on December 21. The Bears were hammered by Drake on Wednesday, losing by an 87-64 final at Knapp Center in college basketball betting action.

UNLV won its last outing, an 85-68 result against California on December 23. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Rebels grabbed an 85-68 win over the Golden Bears on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Anthony Marshall at Thomas & Mack Center.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Hawaii are 7-2
After playing California are 1-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Bears at Rebels trends to consider:
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNLV is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Central Arkansas at Lamar, Saturday, January 7
UNLV at Hawaii, Saturday, December 31