Central Arkansas Bears vs Little Rock Trojans Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Arkansas Bears vs Little Rock Trojans
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Central Arkansas (+9)
The Central Arkansas Bears (0-1) go to Jack Stephens Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Little Rock Trojans (2-2). Central Arkansas opens this game as 9-point dogs. The over/under opens at 154.
Central Arkansas comes into this one with a mark of 0-1 on the year. They are averaging 68 points per outing (209th in college hoops) while shooting 39.0% from the field. The Bears are hitting 47.4% on shots from 3-point land (9 of 19) and 76.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Central Arkansas is pulling down 39 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 13 assists this year, which ranks 273rd in college hoops in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 30 times per contest and as a group they commit 23 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Bears are forcing their opponents into 20 turnovers per game and they draw 17 personal fouls. They concede 31.0% on 3-point attempts and they rank 266th in the country in PPG allowed (85). The Bears defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.8% (28 of 67) and they concede 36.0 boards per game as a squad. They rank 44th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 17 surrendered on the season.
The Central Arkansas Bears played the Memphis Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-68 in their last contest. Central Arkansas ended having earned a 39.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 59) and made 9 of 19 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Bears knocked down 13 of 17 shots for a rate of 76.5%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 32 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 13 assists for this game as well as earning 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. Concerning the defense, Central Arkansas allowed 39.0% from the floor on 23 of 59. Memphis doled out 17 dimes and 17 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Tigers grabbed 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Memphis finished the game at 80.0% at the free throw line by burying 20 of their 25 tries. They also buried 9 of 29 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Rylan Bergersen is one guy who was important for this contest. He had 22 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins played and grabbed 4 boards. Bergersen finished the contest at 57.1% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this contest for the Bears was Samson George. He grabbed 10 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He shot 22.2% from the field for this game by shooting 2-of-9 (8 points). Overall, George played for 30 min.
Little Rock has a mark of 2-2 on the year. When it comes to offense, the Trojans are connecting on 49.8% from the field, which ranks 107th in the nation. Little Rock has accumulated 292 pts for the year (73.0 per contest) and they pull in 33.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.8 times per contest (137th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 19.0 times per game. The Trojans are responsible for committing 16.8 fouls every game and they go 77.4% from the free throw line. The Trojans on defense are ranked 174th in college hoops in PPG given up with 72.3. They surrender 13.0 dimes and 31.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 150th and 44th in college hoops. The Little Rock defense gives up 27.6% from downtown (27 of 98) and their opponents are converting on 69.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 16.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (229th in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Little Rock Trojans went home defeated by a final of 80-75 when they faced the Winthrop Eagles. The Trojans corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 34 in this matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while earning 3 steals for this contest. The Eagles committed 12 personal fouls for the game which got the Trojans to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 100.0%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Little Rock buried 7 out of their 23 tries (30.4%). Overall, the Trojans finished shooting 29 for 58 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Trojans permitted the Eagles to make 33 out of 65 tries from the floor which left them shooting 50.8% in this game. They shot 22.7% from downtown by connecting on 5 out of 22 and ended up shooting 9 of 13 at the charity stripe (69.2%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Little Rock allowed Winthrop to pull down 27 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Markquis Nowell was important for the Trojans for the matchup. He made 8 of 20 for this contest giving him a rate of 40.0%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Nowell pulled down 3 boards in his 39 minutes and had 10 assists in this contest. An additional guy who saw a lot of action for Little Rock was Nikola Maric. He ended up scoring 20 points in 37 minutes on the hardwood via 9 out of 13 from the floor for the contest. Maric wrapped this one up going 69.2% from the field while also totaling 2 assists and 11 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Central Arkansas (+9)
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