Looking to win big? The Bears and Commodores face off at 7:00 ET on SEC. The Commodores are hosting the game at Memorial Gymnasium (TN) in Nashville, TN. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 145.5 points, and the Commodores are favored to win at home vs. the Bears.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS VS VANDERBILT COMMODORES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Central Arkansas Bears +19.5
This game will be played at Memorial Gymnasium (TN) at 7:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Commodores.
- Even though we have Vanderbilt winning straight-up, we like Central Arkansas at +19.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Bears Pull Off a Road Win?
Central Arkansas is winless at 0-2 as they prepare for their third game of the season. In their previous three road games, which includes last year, Central Arkansas has yet to win and has a 0-3 record. As of now, Central Arkansas has a 0-2 ATS record going into today’s game. Taking into account the team’s previous three games, including those from last season, they have a 1-1 ATS record and an average scoring differential of -4.
Looking at their over/under performance through two games, Central Arkansas has an over/under record of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 145.5 points per game on average. The Bears have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 69 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
In their latest game, Central Arkansas’ offense looked good, scoring 83 points against UAPB. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.3% and made 17/21 free throws. The top scorer for the Bears was Elias Cato with 22 points, while Tucker Anderson also added 17 to the scoreboard.
In the current season, the Central Arkansas defense has excelled, sitting 44th in the nation by allowing 64.7 points per game. Central Arkansas’ three-point defense is currently 38th in the country at 7.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.5% of their shots vs. Central Arkansas.
Will the Commodores Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
Vanderbilt has started the season with a 2-1 record. So far, all of the Commodores’ games have been on the road. As of today’s game, Vanderbilt’s record against the spread this season stands at 1-2. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from last season, Vanderbilt has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.
Vanderbilt comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 138.3 points per game so far. The Commodores have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 67 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.
In their recent game, the Commodores’ offense concluded with 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70 points per contest. On offense, Vanderbilt has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 39%. So far, they are 48th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 79%.
In the current season, the Vanderbilt defense has excelled, sitting 60th in the nation by allowing 68.3 points per game. The Vanderbilt defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed UNCG to connect on 11 threes.