The Morehead State Eagles (3-6) will be at home in Ellis T Johnson Arena when they go head-to-head against the Central Arkansas Bears (6-5). Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Central Arkansas Bears at Morehead State Eagles Betting Preview
In the Bears last game, they beat the Little Rock Trojans, 69-54. Mathieu Kamba was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Central Arkansas played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.5 (better than their season average of 16.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.449 (below their season average of 0.536). Little Rock put up marks of 20.9 and 0.333, respectively, for those same stats.
The Eagles come in on a high note after dismantling the Kentucky Christian Knights in their last outing, 85-57. Morehead State’s Jordan Walker had a good game, putting up 14 points and five rebounds. Morehead State played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 38.2 (above their season average of 36.9) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.559 (above their season average of 0.486). For those same stats, Kentucky Christian put up marks of 14.0 and 0.407, respectively.
Morehead State could dominate the offensive glass in this matchup. Since last season, the Eagles rank 30th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.2 percent), while Central Arkansas ranks 288th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.3 percent).
These teams have already met once this season. The Bears won 82-78. The Bears dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.222 and a turnover percentage of 14.0. The Eagles were 0.119 and 20.6, respectively, for those same stats. Jordan Howard recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 assists.
Central Arkansas Bears at Morehead State Eagles Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Central Arkansas, ATS Winner – Central Arkansas, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bears rank 116th in three pointers attempted per game (20.1) while the Eagles rank 179th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).
- Morehead State ranks 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.5) while Central Arkansas ranks 252nd (38.5).
- The Bears average 15.1 assists per game, which ranks 32nd in the NCAA. The Eagles rank 157th in assists allowed per game (14.2).
- Central Arkansas ranks 42nd in blocks per game (3.2) while Morehead State ranks 132nd in blocks allowed per game (3.7).