The Central Arkansas Bears (5-5) will be at home in Farris Center when they challenge the Little Rock Trojans (2-6). Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
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The last time the Trojans played, they were beaten by the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 74-66. With 25 points on 11-for-21 shooting, Andre Jones was the top scorer from either team. Oral Roberts had a free throw rate of 0.262 (above their season average of 0.176). Little Rock, meanwhile, forced the Golden Eagles into a turnover percentage of 24.7 (above their season average of 16.7).
The Bears come in on a high note after thoroughly outplaying the California Golden Bears in their last outing, 96-69. Mathieu Kamba led the way for Central Arkansas, contributing 23 points and seven rebounds. The Bears forced 22 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.587 (above their season average of 0.530).
It will be a matchup of opposite styles as the fast-breaking Bears will look to push the slower-paced Trojans. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Bears rank 13th in possessions per game while the Trojans are 312th.
These teams have already met once this season. The Trojans won 71-65. The Trojans played a nearly perfect game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.283 and a turnover percentage of 12.3. The Bears recorded marks of 0.172 and 17.5, respectively, for those same stats. Jones scored a game-high 24 points.
Little Rock Trojans vs. Central Arkansas Bears Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Little Rock, ATS Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Trojans rank 30th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Bears rank 117th (3.1).
- Little Rock ranks 66th in rebounds allowed per game (33.1) while Central Arkansas ranks 305th (38.4).
- The Bears rank 22nd in assists per game (15.1) while the Trojans rank 245th (12.1).
- Central Arkansas ranks 118th in three pointers attempted per game (20.0) while Little Rock ranks 239th (19.0).