Central Arkansas Bears (3-8) at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (5-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm (William R. Johnson Coliseum)
The Line: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Central Arkansas Bears and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks meet in college basketball action from the William R. Johnson Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Central Arkansas Bears will look to bounce back fro a 91-80 loss to Sam Houston State in their last matchup. Rylan Bergersen leads the Bears in scoring and assists with 17.1 PPG and 4 APG with 4.5 RPG while Deandre Jones has 10.5 PPG with 3.7 APG to make up the duo of double-digit scorers for Central Arkansas up to this point in the year. Khaleem Bennett has 9.6 PPG while Jared Chatham has 8.1 PPG as well as a team-high 5.5 RPG this season. As a team, Central Arkansas is averaging 72.9 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 36.8% from 3-point range and 73.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 78.7 PPG on 42% shooting from the field and 34.8% from 3-point range this season.
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will look to add to their 5-2 mark on the year after an 87-71 win over subdivision Midwestern State last time out. Cameron Johnson leads the Lumberjacks in scoring with 17.9 PPG, shooting 60.3% from the field and 45% from 3-point range while Gavin Kensmil has 13.7 PPG with 5.6 RPG and Roti Ware has 10.4 PPG with 2.6 APG and 2.3 steals per game to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for SFA heading into Wednesday’s game against the Bears. Calvin Solomon leads the Lumberjacks in rebounding with 5.9 RPG and David Kachelries has 9.9 PPG with a team-high 2.7 APG this season. As a team, Stephen F. Austin is averaging 79.6 PPG on 53% shooting from the field, 35.1% from behind the arc and 65.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71.3 PPG on 45% shooting from the field and 36.4% from 3-point range this season.
Central Arkansas is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss while the over is 23-6-1 in their last 30 games following an ATS loss. Stephen F. Austin is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I get why Stephen F. Austin would be favored at home, but I’m a bit sceptical over the 5-2 record as there are quite a few unlined games in there. Central Arkansas has had a tough run so far this season, but the Bears have somewhat garnered a road warrior reputation after going 5-2-1 ATS on the road up to this point and I think the Bears get up for this one. I’m not rushing to the window to bet this game, but I can see some value with Central Arkansas and the points here.