Betting on today’s Bears and Sooners game? Catch the action at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK, as the Sooners hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 147 points, with the Sooners being the favored team playing at home against the Bears.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS VS OKLAHOMA SOONERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Central Arkansas Bears +29.5
This game will be played at Lloyd Noble Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 28th.
WHY BET THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Sooners.
- Even though we have Oklahoma winning straight-up, we like Central Arkansas at +29.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Central Arkansas Pull Off A Win at Lloyd Noble Center?
When they take on Oklahoma, the Central Arkansas Bears will bring a 3-10 record with them. Looking at their last ten road games, Central Arkansas has gone 1-9 on the road, going back to last year. As of today’s game, Central Arkansas has a 5-4-1 record against the spread this season. This includes a 4-3 mark on the road and a 1-1-1 record at home.
Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Central Arkansas has an over/under record of 4-5-1, with their games averaging 149.6 points per game on average. The Bears’ have recorded an over/under record of 0-2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 135 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Bears’ offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 69.2 points per game. Tucker Anderson was the leading scorer for the Bears, putting up 22 points. In addition, Daniel Sofield contributed 14 points.
The Bears’ defense is presently ranked 212nd nationally, allowing an average of 74.4 points per contest. The Central Arkansas defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed Eastern Illinois to connect on 7 threes.
Is It the Sooners Game to Lose at Home?
Oklahoma, who has a season record of 10-1, will face Central Arkansas. The Sooners have a 1-0 record when playing on the road and a 6-0 record at home. As of now, Oklahoma has a 5-2 record against the spread heading into today’s game. In the last ten games of the season, Oklahoma has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.
Through 11 games, Oklahoma has an over/under record of 5-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 151 points per game so far. The Sooners’ last five games have finished with a combined 148 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Oklahoma’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 107 points vs. UAPB. Overall, they hit 57.1% of their shots from the field and went 14/17 from the free-throw line. Leading Oklahoma in scoring vs. UAPB was Otega Oweh with his 20 points. Jalon Moore also added 19 points for the Sooners.
At present, the Sooners’ defense is nationally ranked 31st, allowing 63.1 points per game. Oklahoma’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the UAPB offense to knock down 57% of their shots on their way to putting up 86 points.