Central Arkansas at Jacksonville: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Central Arkansas at Jacksonville: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Dolphins (19-9) vs Central Arkansas Bears (11-19)

Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Swisher Gym)

Betting Odds: Jacksonville Dolphins +13 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Central Arkansas Bears and Jacksonville Dolphins face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Atlantic Sun Tournament at Swisher Gym. When these two teams faced off on January 29th it was Jacksonville that won 79-59. 

Jacksonville was led by Tyreese Davis who had 22 points. Collin Cooper was the top player for Jacksonville scoring 17 points. 

Central Arkansas comes into this game with an 11-19 record overall and they have gone 14-14 against the spread. In the last game against the Stetson Hatters in the tournament, the Bears were able to win by a point. Central Arkansas was down big at halftime, but they outscored Stetson 44-33 in the second half and that led to the victory. Central Arkansas is averaging 73.3 points while their defense is giving up 81.2 points per game. Camren Hunter has been the top player for Central Arkansas averaging 14.3 points while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Jacksonville Dolphins who sit with a 19-9 record overall and they have gone 18-6 against the spread. Jacksonville has won four of their last five games, but the one loss was in their last game. Against Florida Gulf Coast, the defense gave up 76 points and that led to the loss. Kevion Nolan has been the top player for Jacksonville averaging 14 points while shooting 37.5 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line. 

Jacksonville is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games following an against the spread loss. Central Arkansas is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Thursday. The over is 7-1-1 in the Bears last nine games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. 

Jacksonville is the better team and they have done a good job of bouncing back from games where they fail to cover the spread. Central Arkansas’s defense is giving up 81 points per game and their lack of defending is going to let them down in this game. Back Jacksonville against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Jacksonville +13

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