Central Arkansas Bears vs. Indiana Hoosiers Free Prediction 12/19/18

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The Central Arkansas Bears (4-6) head to Assembly Hall to meet the 22nd-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (9-2). The Bears look to snap their five-game road losing streak, while the Hoosiers try to extend their seven-game home winning streak. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Central Arkansas Bears at Indiana Hoosiers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Hoosiers won big over the Chicago State Cougars, 104-55, while the Bears fell to the Missouri Tigers, 68-55.

Indiana dominated every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.0 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.616. For those same stats, Chicago State was 21.7 and 0.358, respectively. Central Arkansas, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.082 vs. 0.094). Indiana rallied around Romeo Langford, who finished with 19 points. Eddy Kayouloud played well for Central Arkansas, recording 19 points and six rebounds.

Juwan Morgan and Langford have played at a high level over the last five games for Indiana. Morgan has averaged 0 points, while Langford has put up 0 points a game during that span.

When looking at effective field goal percentage, Indiana figures to have a substantial advantage. The elite Hoosiers offense ranks 13th in the nation in that metric at 0.572, while the Central Arkansas defense is ranked 229th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.512). Also, the Bears rank 296th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.192), while the Hoosiers rank 15th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.159).

Central Arkansas Bears at Indiana Hoosiers ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Indiana, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Central Arkansas ranks 118th in three pointers attempted per game (23.0) while Indiana ranks 254th (17.4).
  • The Hoosiers rank 50th in blocks per game (4.2) while the Bears rank 116th (3.0).
  • Central Arkansas averages 5.6 steals per game, which ranks 140th in the NCAA. Indiana ranks 142nd in steals allowed per game (7.2).
  • The Hoosiers average 14.8 assists per game, which ranks 70th in the country. The Bears rank 179th in assists allowed per game (14.8).
  • Indiana ranks 119th in rebounds per game (36.5) while Central Arkansas ranks 215th in rebounds allowed per game (38.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hoosiers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 26.0, up from 11.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 79.0 points per game (6.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (1.6 below their season average).