Central Arkansas vs SE Louisiana: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – March 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 3, 2021 - Last Updated on March 6, 2021

The Central Arkansas Sugar Bears (4-18) host the SE Louisiana Lions (7-15) in a matchup of Southland teams at Farris Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The Sugar Bears are 1.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The matchup’s point total is set at 150.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 3, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Sugar Bears (-1.5)

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Sugar Bears to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (4.0) is 2.5 points further in their direction.

Pick OU:
Under (150)

The model’s predicted total (149.0 points) and the DraftKings set total (150 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

Prediction: Central Arkansas 76, SE Louisiana 72

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Sugar Bears have an average implied point total of 82.7 this season, which is 6.7 points higher than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (76).
  • So far this season, Central Arkansas has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (76) seven times.
  • The Lions’ average implied point total on the season (76.1 points) is 2.1 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (74 points).
  • This season, SE Louisiana has scored more than this game’s implied total of 74 points eight times.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Central Arkansas and SE Louisiana Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Sugar Bears 7-13 1-4 10-10
Lions 9-10 2-2 9-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Central Arkansas

SE Louisiana
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
3/1/2021 SFA Loss 79-66 2/27/2021 Northwestern State Loss 79-61
2/27/2021 Abilene Christian Win 84-82 2/24/2021 McNeese Loss 95-91
2/22/2021 New Orleans Loss 88-63 2/22/2021 Texas A&M-CC Win 78-75
2/20/2021 Nicholls State Loss 79-68 2/13/2021 Nicholls State Loss 86-84
2/13/2021 Sam Houston State Loss 97-57 2/10/2021 Sam Houston State Loss 79-61

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