Central Arkansas Bears at Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Prediction 12/21/18

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The Central Arkansas Bears (4-7) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-6) battle at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Bears can end a five-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Central Arkansas Bears vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last matchup. The Cowboys lost a close one to the Charlotte 49ers, 66-64, while the Bears were beaten by the Missouri Tigers, 68-55.

Central Arkansas had a better free throw rate (0.082 vs. 0.094) while Oklahoma State had a much better turnover percentage (21.6 vs. 28.5). Cameron McGriff was a key piece for Oklahoma State with 17 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Central Arkansas received a boost from Eddy Kayouloud, who had 19 points and six rebounds.

This contest should be a showdown of contrasting tempos. Central Arkansas prefers an up-tempo style of play (51st in possessions per game), while Oklahoma State is slower-paced (210th in possessions per game).

Central Arkansas Bears at Oklahoma State Cowboys Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Oklahoma State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Oklahoma State ranks 101st in assists per game (14.3) while Central Arkansas ranks 199th in assists allowed per game (15.7).
  • The Cowboys average 34.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 170th in the nation. The Bears rank 213th in rebounds allowed per game (38.8).
  • Oklahoma State averages 7.4 steals per game, which ranks 61st in the NCAA. Central Arkansas ranks 89th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
  • The Cowboys rank 22nd in blocks per game (5.1) while the Bears rank 113th (2.9).
  • Central Arkansas averages 23.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 120th in the country. Oklahoma State ranks 182nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Cowboys’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.6, up from 0.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 79.0 points per game (7.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (2.5 below their season average).