Only one more half stands between LMU and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have jumped out to a quick 36-31 lead against Cent. Arkansas.
If LMU keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 5-3 in no time. On the other hand, Cent. Arkansas will have to make due with a 1-8 record unless they turn things around (and fast).
Cent. Arkansas Bears @ LMU Lions
Current Records: Cent. Arkansas 1-7, LMU 4-3
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Albert Gersten Pavilion -- Los Angeles, California
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What to Know
If the oddsmakers' predictions hold true, the near future looks bright for LMU. They will look to defend their home court on Wednesday against the Cent. Arkansas Bears at 10:00 p.m. ET at Albert Gersten Pavilion. LMU might want some stickum for this contest since the team gave up 13 turnovers on Saturday.
LMU has made a habit of sweeping their opponents off the court, having now won three games by 20 points or more this season. Everything went their way against the Miners as the Lions made off with a 67-47 win. The victory made it back-to-back wins for LMU.
LMU's success was spearheaded by the efforts of Justin Wright, who scored 20 points along with 6 rebounds, and Lars Thiemann, who scored 13 points. Thiemann continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last three games he's played.
Meanwhile, Cent. Arkansas' recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Sunday after their sixth straight loss. They fell 79-74 to the Privateers. Cent. Arkansas has struggled against New Orleans recently, as their contest on Sunday was their third consecutive lost matchup.
The Lions now have a winning record of 4-3. As for the Bears, their loss dropped their record down to 1-7.
As mentioned, LMU is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 20.5 points.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: LMU have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 36.4 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Cent. Arkansas struggles in that department as they've been even better at 37.6 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Come back here after the game to find expert analysis of the match and other NCAA Basketball content.
LMU is a big 20.5-point favorite against Cent. Arkansas, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Lions as a 19.5-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 149.5 points.
Injury Report for LMUNo Injury Information
Injury Report for Cent. Arkansas
- Camren Hunter: Out (Foot)