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NCAA hoops odds preview - Central Arkansas vs. Mississippi State

Central Arkansas BearsMississippi State Bulldogs
Dec 22, 3:00 PM | Mississippi Coliseum

Central Arkansas Bears vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Central Arkansas Bears travelling to Mississippi State Saturday to take on the Bulldogs.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 4-4 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 3-6 and 4-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 2-5, while the Bears have a 0-0 mark.

View Central Arkansas vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 218 (Bulldogs) and the No. 147 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-63 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 118 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with Mississippi State’s No. 115 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mississippi State is college basketball's No. 338-ranked team at 3.4 per game, while the Bears rate No. 30 with 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.8 points per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 305 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Arkansas was a 91-63 loser in its last match on the road against Oklahoma State. Central Arkansas was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Oklahoma State and falling by a 91-63 score at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 59-51 loser on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Mississippi State suffered a 59-51 loss against Loyola of Chicago on Saturday, getting 14 points from Fred Thomas in a losing effort at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Alabama A&M are 3-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bears at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
Mississippi State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Central Arkansas home to Cntrl Baptist, Monday, December 31
Mississippi State home to Alabama A&M, Sunday, December 30