Central Arkansas Bears at New Mexico Lobos ATS Prediction 12/16/18

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The New Mexico Lobos (4-4) welcome the Central Arkansas Bears (4-5) to Dreamstyle Arena. The Bears will try to snap a five-game road losing streak. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Central Arkansas Bears vs. New Mexico Lobos Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Lobos edged the CSUN Matadors, 87-84, while the Bears lost to the Missouri Tigers, 68-55.

The Lobos had a much better free throw rate (0.423 vs. 0.153) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.625 vs. 0.507). Central Arkansas, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.082 vs. 0.094). New Mexico was led by Dane Kuiper, who put up 15 points. Eddy Kayouloud, meanwhile played well for Central Arkansas, finishing with 19 points and six rebounds.

New Mexico figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. Since last season, the Lobos rank 78th in offensive efficiency, while the Bears rank 185th in defensive efficiency. Ball protection could be troublesome for the Bears. They rank 306th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 18.9 percent), while the Lobos have forced the 53rd-most turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 22.0 percent).

Central Arkansas Bears at New Mexico Lobos Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – New Mexico, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Central Arkansas ranks 120th in rebounds per game (36.3) while New Mexico ranks 257th (32.1).
  • The Bears rank 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.9) while the Lobos rank 110th (3.4).
  • New Mexico averages 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 56th in the nation. Central Arkansas ranks 110th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
  • The Lobos average 15.2 assists per game, which ranks 62nd in the nation. The Bears rank 199th in assists allowed per game (14.3).
  • New Mexico averages 28.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 17th in the nation. Central Arkansas ranks 148th in three pointers allowed per game (20.5).