Central Arkansas Bears vs. Little Rock Trojans Betting Prediction


Expect a fast-paced game when the Central Arkansas Bears (3-5) visit Little Rock to take on the Trojans (4-5). Action starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Central Arkansas Bears vs. Little Rock Trojans Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Trojans beat the Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm, 101-92, while the Bears were beaten by the Missouri Tigers, 68-55.

Little Rock dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.191 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.647. For those same stats, Southeastern Oklahoma State was 0.103 and 0.538, respectively. Central Arkansas, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.082 vs. 0.094). Little Rock was lifted by Markquis Nowell, who had 34 points and eight assists. Meanwhile, Eddy Kayouloud played a key role for Central Arkansas with 19 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, DeAndre Jones led the Bears to a 78-65 win. He scored a game-high 23 points. Central Arkansas did an excellent job of making free throws (14-19; 73.7 percent). Little Rock, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.3 vs. 13.3).

There should be plenty of transition action in this matchup that showcases two of the country’s more fast-paced teams. Little Rock ranks 31st in possessions per game (68.4) and Central Arkansas is 21st (74.9) dating back to last season.

Central Arkansas Bears at Little Rock Trojans Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Little Rock averages 34.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 60th in the country. Central Arkansas ranks 294th in rebounds allowed per game (39.6).
  • The Bears rank 25th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Trojans rank 197th (2.9).
  • Little Rock averages 5.2 steals per game, which ranks 170th in the NCAA. Central Arkansas ranks 214th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
  • The Bears rank 91st in three pointers allowed per game (20.7) while the Trojans rank 302nd (24.8).
  • Central Arkansas averages 15.6 assists per game, which ranks 48th in the nation. Little Rock ranks 242nd in assists allowed per game (13.9).