central arkansas bears vs oklahoma sooners

Central Arkansas Bears vs Oklahoma Prediction 12/28/2023

The Central Arkansas Bears (3-10)  travel to face off against the Oklahoma Sooners (10-1) on Thursday, December 28th. This game will be played at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Central Arkansas Bears vs Oklahoma Sooners

The Central Arkansas Bears Are Coming Off A Win

Today’s game will be the 14th of the season for Central Arkansas, who currently have a record of 3-10. As the road team, Central Arkansas has gone 1-6 and at home they are 0-3. Central Arkansas has a winning ATS record, sitting at 5-4-1. In their previous five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Central Arkansas’ games have, on average, featured 149.6 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-5-1. Their average over/under line is currently 150.9 points so far. When analyzing the Bears’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 146 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.

The Oklahoma Sooners Are Coming Off A Win

Oklahoma comes into this game with a 10-1 record, after defeating UAPB 107-86 in their previous game. In road games, the Sooners are 1-0, while they are a perfect 6-0 at home. Regarding the spread, Oklahoma has a 5-2 record thus far. In their last ten games, Oklahoma has gone 3-2 ATS.

After 11 games, Oklahoma has an over/under record of 5-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 151 points per game so far. Looking at the Sooners’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 142 points per game.

Central Arkansas Offense Breakdown

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 led the scoring for the Bears, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Daniel Sofield chipped in with 14 points.

Tucker Anderson (F) 13.9 3.8 1.2
Elias Cato (G) 10.8 5.8 1.1
Masai Olowokere (G) 8.1 3.3 1.7

Oklahoma Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Oklahoma offense tallied 107 points in a matchup against UAPB. Their field goal percentage for the game was 57.1%, and they made 13 threes. Otega Oweh was the leading scorer for the Sooners, putting up 20 points. In addition, Jalon Moore contributed 19 points.

Otega Oweh (G) 15.6 4.1 1.1
Javian McCollum (G) 14.3 2.6 3.6
John Hugley (F) 9.8 5.1 1.1

Central Arkansas Team Defense

Currently, the Bears’ defense holds the 213rd rank in the nation, allowing 74.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Central Arkansas’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 41.1% this season.

Oklahoma Team Defense

So far this season, the Oklahoma defense has been performing well, ranking 31st in the country at 63.1 points allowed per contest. 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.

Bears vs Sooners Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Central Arkansas has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Sooners offense has averaged 65 points per game while allowing an average of 74. Oklahoma posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Bears have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 6-3-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Sooners have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Bears vs Sooners Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Sooners vs. Bears matchup, our bet is to grab the Bears at +29.5. Even though our projections have the Sooners winning 77-67, we see the Bears as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 146.5, and our model projects the Bears and Sooners to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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