Central Arkansas Bears vs. New Orleans Privateers ATS Prediction 01/08/20

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Expect a fast-paced game when the Central Arkansas Bears (4-11, 3-1 SthLnd) travel to New Orleans to play the Privateers (4-10, 0-4 SthLnd). Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Central Arkansas Bears at New Orleans Privateers ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Privateers got blown out by the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, 87-68, while the Bears beat the McNeese State Cowboys, 79-69.

Central Arkansas played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.241 (below their season average of 0.294) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.611 (above their season average of 0.456). For those same stats, McNeese State was 0.167 and 0.492, respectively. New Orleans, meanwhile, did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (23-31; 74.2 percent). New Orleans was led by Bryson Robinson, who finished with 31 points. DeAndre Jones played well for Central Arkansas, contributing 26 points and nine assists.

The Bears won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 76-71. Central Arkansas did a great job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (19-26; 73.1 percent). New Orleans, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (11.2 vs. 23.3). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

There could be plenty of transition action in this matchup that showcases a pair of the NCAA’s more up-and-down teams. New Orleans currently ranks 39th in possessions per game (73.7) and Central Arkansas is second (80.0). Ball security could be troublesome for the Bears. They rank 341st at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 23.4 percent), while the Privateers force the 30th-most turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 24.3 percent).

Central Arkansas Bears vs. New Orleans Privateers Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – New Orleans, ATS Winner – Central Arkansas, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Central Arkansas ranks 88th in three pointers attempted per game (23.9) while New Orleans ranks 281st (15.5).
  • The Privateers rank 36th in steals per game (8.6) while the Bears rank 200th in steals allowed per game (9.3).
  • Central Arkansas ranks 10th in blocks per game (6.1) while New Orleans ranks 164th (2.4).
  • The Privateers average 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 61st in the nation. The Bears rank 240th in assists allowed per game (17.3).
  • Central Arkansas ranks 96th in rebounds per game (37.8) while New Orleans ranks 264th (31.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bears’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.2, down from 14.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Privateers have scored an average of 68.0 points per game (7.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 84.4 points per game (8.1 above their season average).