New Orleans Privateers vs Central Arkansas Bears Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Privateers vs Central Arkansas Bears
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Farris Center in Conway, AR
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+8.5)
The Central Arkansas Bears (2-7) host the New Orleans Privateers (1-8) at Farris Center on Wednesday. The line on this game has Central Arkansas as 8.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 149.5.
New Orleans comes into this one with a record of 1-8 for the season. They average 64.8 pts per game (304th in D-1) while going 43.4% from the field. The Privateers are hitting 27.0% on 3-pointers (38 of 141) and 70.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 33.7 rebounds per contest and has 125 dimes so far this year, which is 124th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 19.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 21.4 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Privateers are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. The Privateers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.4% (236 of 520) and they surrender 36.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 217th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 118 surrendered on the campaign. They are conceding 31.4% on 3-point shots while they are 271st in college basketball in PPG allowed (74.6).
The New Orleans Privateers faced off with the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and went home with a loss by a final score of 78-67 in their last contest. New Orleans finished with a 48.9% field goal percentage (22 out of 45) and made 1 out of their 8 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Privateers made 22 of 30 attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 22 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 10 assists in this contest as well as having 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. When it comes to defending, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 48.9% from the floor on 22 of 45 shooting. Stephen F. Austin recorded 12 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Lumberjacks snagged 28 rebounds (9 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Stephen F. Austin went 72.7% when shooting free throws by burying 24 of 33 attempts. They also knocked down 2 out of their 7 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Damion Rosser is a player who was a factor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 40 minutes and also collected 6 rebounds. Rosser ended up going 69.2% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in the game for the Privateers was Troy Green. He collected 4 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He shot 63.6% from the floor in the matchup by hitting 7-of-11 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Green played 32 minutes.
Central Arkansas has a win-loss mark of 2-7 for the season. Central Arkansas has earned 639 pts for the campaign (71.0 per game) and they pull in 39.0 boards per game. The Bears are committing 18.6 fouls every game and they connect on 74.5% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Bears are shooting 43.0% from the field, which has them ranked 240th in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 13.8 times per game (164th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 19.7 times per game. The Bears on the defensive side of the court are 294th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 77.3. They have given up 16.7 dimes and 36.2 boards every game, which is 324th and 213th in those categories on the defensive end. The Central Arkansas defense allows 34.2% from downtown (75 of 219) and their opponents are converting on 72.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 13.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (138th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Central Arkansas Bears went home victorious with a score of 81-67 when they played the McNeese State Cowboys. The Bears recorded 33 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 44 in this game. They blocked 4 shots while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Cowboys earned 21 personal fouls in this game which took the Bears to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.9%. In regard to shots from distance, Central Arkansas knocked down 6 of their 17 attempts (35.3%). When all was said and done, the Bears went 29 out of 59 from the floor which had them shooting 49.2%. The Bears permitted the Cowboys to convert 18 out of 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 32.1% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 39.1% from 3-point land by going 9 of 23 and finished the contest at 22 of 33 from the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning team rebounding, Central Arkansas allowed McNeese State to grab 28 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Rylan Bergersen ended up having an impact for the Bears for this contest. He buried 6 out of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 54.5%, which gave him 18 points. Bergersen collected 4 rebounds in his 29 mins and accumulated 2 assists for the game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Central Arkansas was Deandre Jones. He totaled 14 points in his 36 minutes on the court by way of 3 out of 7 from the floor for this contest. Jones ended the game having shot 42.9% from the floor as well as collecting 3 dimes and 9 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Central Arkansas (-8.5) and under 149.5 points
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