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Central Arkansas Bears vs Colonels College Hoops Game Preview

Central Arkansas BearsNicholls State Colonels
Jan 3, 8:30 PM | Stopher Gym

Central Arkansas Bears vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Nicholls State and Central Arkansas on Thursday, with the host Colonels trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bears will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Colonels are 1-2 ATS. Central Arkansas is 0-0 against the total, while Nicholls State is 1-1 versus the number.

View Central Arkansas vs Nicholls State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 340 (Colonels) and the No. 172 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-62 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 109 in NCAA hoops at 37.2 per game. Contrast that with Nicholls State’s No. 329 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nicholls State is the No. 175-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Central Arkansas rates No. 23 at 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 332-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.2 points per game. Nicholls State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Central Arkansas, they were a 107-82 winner as they battled Cntrl Baptist at home. The Bears blew out Cntrl Baptist on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 107-82 win at Farris Center.

Nicholls State was a 68-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Nebraska. Nicholls State suffered a 68-59 loss against Nebraska on Saturday, getting 18 points from Dantrell Thomas in a losing effort at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Next up:
Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, January 5
Nicholls State home to Oral Roberts, Saturday, January 5

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