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Central Arkansas Bears vs Bearkats College Hoops Game Preview

Central Arkansas BearsSam Houston State Bearkats
Jan 17, 8:45 PM | Bernard Johnson Coliseum

Central Arkansas Bears vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bernard Johnson Coliseum Thursday as host Sam Houston State looks to handle the Central Arkansas Bears in NCAA hoops action.

The Bearkats bring a 10-6 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-9 Bears, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Sam Houston State go 0-0 so far and the Bears go 0-0.

View Central Arkansas vs Sam Houston State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 113 (Bearkats) and the No. 192 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-71 result in favor of the Bearkats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 102 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Sam Houston State’s No. 41 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Sam Houston State is the No. 128-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while Central Arkansas rates No. 45 at 7.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Arkansas owns the country's No. 334-rated mark, allowing 80.1 points per game on the highway. Sam Houston State, on the other hand, rates No. 204 in scoring at home.

Central Arkansas was a 100-88 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern State. Central Arkansas was scored on early and very often on Saturday, falling behind early and watching the score soar past the century mark in a 100-88 loss to Northwestern State.

Sam Houston State won its last outing, a 72-57 result against McNeese State on January 12. Sam Houston State earned a 72-57 victory over McNeese State on Saturday, getting 15 points from Demarcus Gatlin at Burton Coliseum.

Next up:
Central Arkansas at Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, January 19
Sam Houston State home to Oral Roberts, Saturday, January 19