Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Hatters versus the Bears? Tip off is at at 4:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Farris Center in Conway, AR. Stetson is favored by -5.5 in this Atlantic Sun conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 153 points.
STETSON HATTERS VS CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Central Arkansas Bears +5.5
This game will be played at Farris Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Bears.
- Not only will Central Arkansas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Hatters Offense Score Enough in Conway?
Stetson enters tonight’s game against Central Arkansas as the favorite, as they have gone 5-3 in games where they were favored this season. Overall, the Hatters are 13-10, including a 5-3 mark in Atlantic Sun play. On the road, they have gone just 3-9, with an average scoring margin of -10.4 points per game.
Coming off a 79-72 loss to North Alabama, Stetson’s record over their last 10 road games sits at 3-7. Over their last five road games, they have gone just 1-4, and over their last three, they are 1-2. For the season, the Hatters have gone 8-7 in non-conference play.
As the favorite this season, Stetson has gone 3-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hatters are just 3-7 ATS. On the road, Stetson is 5-7 vs. the spread this year and their ATS mark in their last 3 road games is 1-2.
This season, the over/under record for Stetson games is 7-11-2 and the average over/under line in their games is 145.6. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 153. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points.
In their recent game, the Hatters’ offense concluded with 72 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.6 points per contest. Offensively, the Hatters hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 142nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 62nd in terms of percentage and 24th in three-pointers made.
On the defensive side, Stetson is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.4 points per game. Stetson’s three-point defense is currently 110th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.0% of their shots vs. Stetson.
Does Central Arkansas Have What it Takes at Home?
Central Arkansas is 8-16 this season and 4-4 in Atlantic Sun play. They are 3-6 at home, and their average scoring margin at home is -6.2 points per game.
As an underdog, the Bears are 6-15 this season. They come into this game having lost two straight on the road, and they are 3-10 on the road this season.
As the underdog, Central Arkansas has an ATS record of 11-9-1 this season. They have gone 4-4-1 vs. the spread at home and 2-1 in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bears are 5-5 ATS.
This season, the over/under record for Central Arkansas is 10-11-1. So far, their games have averaged 152 points, which matches the average over/under line in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points, while their average scoring total in their last five games is 168 points.
In their most recent game, the Central Arkansas offense concluded with only 59 points against Florida Gulf Coast. Throughout the game, they made 6/26 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 34.8%. Offensively, the Bears hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 351st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 218th in terms of percentage and 120th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Bears’ defense is positioned 291st in the country, permitting 78.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.0 threes per game vs. Stetson. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 38.4%.