The Central Arkansas Bears (1-7), who are currently riding a six-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they visit Jon M. Huntsman Center to meet the Utah Runnin’ Utes (6-2). Action begins at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7, 2019, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Central Arkansas Bears at Utah Runnin’ Utes Betting Preview
In the Bears’ last game, they were blown out by the Wichita State Shockers, 95-69. With 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting, Eddy Kayouloud was the game’s high scorer. Wichita State held the Bears to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.7 (below their season average of 21.5). Central Arkansas, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.265 vs. 0.189).
The Runnin’ Utes hope to maintain momentum after beating the BYU Cougars in their last game, 102-95. Utah rallied around Timmy Allen, who was the team’s leading scorer with 27 points on 12-for-20 shooting. The Runnin’ Utes knocked down 24 of their 31 free throws (77.4 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 12.4 (better than their season average of 18.0).
Utah could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the worst defenses in the nation. The Runnin’ Utes rank 24th in offensive efficiency, while Central Arkansas ranks 302nd in defensive efficiency dating back to last season.
Central Arkansas Bears vs. Utah Runnin’ Utes Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Utah, ATS Winner – Central Arkansas, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Utah ranks 61st in three pointers attempted per game (25.1) while Central Arkansas ranks 262nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).