The Hornets and Rattlers are set to face off at 4:00 ET on Ratt. The Rattlers will host the game at Al Lawson Center in Tallahassee, FL. In this Southwestern Athletic matchup, Alabama State is favored by -3.5 vs. Florida A&M. The over/under for the game is 137.5 points.


The Pick: Florida A&M Rattlers +3.5

This game will be played at Al Lawson Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Rattlers.
  • Not only will Florida A&M pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Alabama State Win on the Road?

Alabama State heads into this game with a record of 12-14, including a 6-6 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. The Hornets have gone 5-10 on the road this season, including a 2-3 record over their last five games away from home.

Alabama State is favored by 3.5 points, and they have gone 6-2 this season when favored. Their average scoring margin on the road is -6.7 points per game, and they are coming off a 61-46 win over Mississippi Valley State.

As the favorite this year, Alabama State has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 12-3 and over their last 10 road games, they are 7-2 vs. the spread. In their last 3 games as the favorite, the Hornets have gone 1-2 vs. the spread.

Alabama State games have an over/under record of 9-13 this season. The average over/under line in their games is 144.4 and their matchups have averaged 138.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 131 points.

The Alabama State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 61 points versus Mississippi Valley State. During the game, they attempted 21 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 36.8%. Antonio TJ Madlock is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, CJ Hines brings a PPG average of 10.3 into the game.

So far, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 96th in the country at 69.0 points per contest. So far, the Alabama State defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (517th).

Can the Rattlers Pull the Upset at Home?

Florida A&M enters this game as a 3.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-19 this season when not favored. They are 1-7 at home this season, and they have lost their last three games at home. Their average scoring margin at home this season is -7.1 points per game.

So far this season, the Rattlers have gone 4-20. They have lost their last six games, and their record in the Southwestern Athletic Conference is 2-11. They have gone 2-12 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -18.6 points per game.

Against the spread, Florida A&M has gone 8-14 this season. As the underdog, the Rattlers are 7-14 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 3-5.

Florida A&M’s over/under record this season is 10-12 and today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (141.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points.

In their recent matchup, the Florida A&M offense ended with 68 points against Alcorn State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.7% and made 3 threes. Offensively, the Rattlers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 294th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 213rd in terms of percentage and 297th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Florida A&M defense is giving up an average of 79.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Florida A&M’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.9% this season.