Planning on watching today’s Bears and Royals game? Catch the action at Curry Arena in Charlotte, NC, as the Royals hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have Queens (NC) as the -7 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 163 points.


The Pick: Central Arkansas Bears +7

This game will be played at Curry Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-69 in favor of the Bears.
  • Not only will Central Arkansas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 163 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.

Do the Bears Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Central Arkansas enters today’s matchup with a 7-14 record, including a 3-2 mark in Atlantic Sun play. The Bears are coming off a 94-71 loss to Austin Peay, and they are 3-9 on the road this season.

As underdogs, Central Arkansas owns a 5-13 record, and they are 2-1 in their last three road games. For the year, the Bears have been outscored by an average of 14.1 points per game on the road.

When looking at Central Arkansas’ ATS record this season, they are currently 10-8-1. As the underdog, the Bears have gone 10-7-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Central Arkansas has an ATS mark of 7-3.

Central Arkansas’ over/under record this season is 8-10-1 and the average over/under line in their games is 150.7. Today’s line of 163 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year (149.9) and the average OU line in their games this year. Their last three games have averaged 154 points.

In their latest game, Central Arkansas offense put up 71 points against Austin Peay. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.4% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Daniel Sofield with 19 points. Elias Cato also added 16 points for the Bears.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Central Arkansas is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.2 points per game (259th). In their previous game vs. Austin Peay, the Governors finished with a field goal percentage of 54% and a total of 94 points vs. Central Arkansas.

Will the Royals Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Queens (NC) is 5-2 at home this season, compared to 0-11 on the road, and they are 4-0 when favored. They are coming off a 91-75 loss to North Florida, and they are 7-13 overall this season. The Royals have lost three straight games and are 1-4 in Atlantic Sun Conference play.

At home this year, Queens (NC) has gone 8-2 over their last 10 games, and they are 3-2 in their last five home games. For the season, they have a scoring margin of -0.4 points per game at home, compared to -17.4 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Queens has gone 3-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Royals have a 5-4-1 ATS mark. At home this year, Queens has gone 4-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Queens (NC) games is 12-6, and their matchups have averaged 158.1 points per game compared to an average over/under line of 154.3. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 156 points.

The Royals’ offense finished with 75 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 78.6 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Deyton Albury who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.1. AJ McKee also heads into the game with a PPG average of 16.7.

Looking at the Queens (NC) defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 82.6 points per game (310th). Against North Florida, the Royals’ defense gave up 91 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, North Florida only made 9 free-throws.