Get ready for an Atlantic Sun battle as the Central Arkansas Bears and the Liberty Flames will face off at 7 p.m. ET Monday at Farris Center. Cent. Arkansas is 9-17 overall and 7-3 at home, while Liberty is 19-9 overall and 6-3 on the road. This is the first ever meeting between the teams as Central Arkansas is in its first year in the A-Sun.
The Flames are favored by 11 points in the latest Cent. Arkansas vs. Liberty odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 150. Before entering any Liberty vs. Cent. Arkansas picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Central Arkansas vs. Liberty spread: Cent. Arkansas +11
- Central Arkansas vs. Liberty over-under: 150 points
What you need to know about Central Arkansas
The Bears bagged an 83-76 victory over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels this past Saturday. Central Arkansas has now alternated wins and losses over its last six games. Jared Chatham more than tripled his scoring average as he dropped a career-high of 36 points while also posting 16 rebounds.
Chatham is third on the team with 11 points per game, trailing junior Darious Hall (12.9 PPG) and freshman Camren Hunter (14.2). Hunter also leads the Bears in assists (3.0) and steals (1.5), and he has 10 steals over his last three games. Central Arkansas has been a Division I member for just 12 years and is in its first year in the Atlantic Sun after spending the past 11 years in the Southland Conference.
What you need to know about Liberty
Meanwhile, Liberty didn't have too much breathing room in its game with the Stetson Hatters this past Saturday, but it still walked away with an 88-82 win. It ended a two-game losing streak for the Flames who moved to 10-3 in the conference. Darius McGhee lit up the scoreboard with 39 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the win.
The 82 points was the second most Liberty has given up all year as defense is what the team hangs its hat on. The Flames rank second in the conference in points allowed per game and 26th in the nation in that regard. Liberty is 13-1 when it allows 61 or fewer points, compared to a 6-8 record when it allows more than 61 points.
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