Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Braves and Rattlers. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on Ratt, and it’s hosted by the Rattlers at Al Lawson Center in Tallahassee, FL. Get ready to place your bets! Alcorn State is favored by -2 in this Southwestern Athletic conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 149.5 points.

ALCORN STATE BRAVES VS FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida A&M Rattlers +2

This game will be played at Al Lawson Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Rattlers.
  • Not only will Florida A&M pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Braves?

Alcorn State comes into this game with a 3-15 record and a 2-3 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. They have been much better at home this season, going 1-1 compared to 1-14 on the road.

As the favorite, the Braves are 2-1, and they have been the underdog in 14 of their 18 games, going 0-14 in those contests. They are coming off a 90-78 win over Prairie View A&M.

Alcorn State has an overall ATS record of 7-10 this season. On the road, they are 6-9 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Braves have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Alcorn State’s games is 11-6. On average, the scoring total in their games is 154.2 points while the average over/under line is 147.6. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

Alcorn State recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 90 points against Prairie View A&M. This output exceeded their season average of 69.2 points per game. The top scorer for the Braves was Jeremiah Gambrell with 20 points, while Byron Joshua also added 18 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Braves’ defense holds the 315th rank in the nation, allowing 83.7 points per game. The Alcorn State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Prairie View A&M to connect on 6 threes.

Will Florida A&M Find a Way to Win at Home?

Florida A&M has struggled mightily at home this season, going 0-3 with an average scoring margin of -11.7 points per game. The Rattlers are just 1-12 as the underdog this season, and they have been the underdog in 13 of their 16 games.

Most recently, Florida A&M defeated Mississippi Valley State by a score of 81-70. Over their last 10 games at home, the Rattlers have gone just 2-8.

As the underdog, Florida A&M has gone 5-8 vs. the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 1-2, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Florida A&M’s games this year (140.3). So far, their over/under record is 7-7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1.

In their latest game, Florida A&M’s offense looked good, scoring 81 points against Mississippi Valley State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.2% and made 19/24 free throws. The team’s scoring leader is Keith Lamar, who holds an average of 13.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Shannon Grant is averaging 9.7 points per game this season.

So far, the Rattlers’ defense is ranked 311st in the country at 82.8 points per contest. Florida A&M’s three-point defense is currently 184th in the country at 8.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.3% of their shots vs. Florida A&M.