Betting on today’s Wildcats and Rattlers game? Catch the action at Al Lawson Center in Tallahassee, FL, as the Rattlers hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on Ratt. Bethune-Cookman is favored by -1.5 in this Southwestern Athletic conference matchup the against Florida A&M. The over/under for the game is set at 140.5 points.


The Pick: Florida A&M Rattlers +1.5

This game will be played at Al Lawson Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Rattlers.
  • Not only will Florida A&M pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Wildcats Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

After a loss to Grambling State, Bethune-Cookman is 15-15 overall and 9-7 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. On the road, the Wildcats have gone 4-12, and they are 7-4 when favored.

Over the last 10 games, Bethune-Cookman has gone 3-7 on the road, and they are 1-4 in their last five away from home. For the season, the Wildcats’ average scoring margin on the road is -8.8 points per game.

When looking at Bethune-Cookman’s ATS record this season, they are currently 14-13. In their 30 games played, they have been favored in 11 of them, going 6-5 vs. the spread in those games. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-9, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 6-4.

On the season, the over/under record for Bethune-Cookman games is 13-14. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 144.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (144.6). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 143 points compared to their season average of 144.2 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 73.4 points per game, Bethune-Cookman struggled in their previous game. Against Grambling State, the Wildcats scored 60 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 36.7%. Offensively, the Wildcats hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 313rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 354th in terms of percentage and 319th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Bethune-Cookman defense is giving up an average of 73.1 points per contest. Bethune-Cookman’s three-point defense is currently 91st in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.8% of their shots vs. Bethune-Cookman.

Will the Rattlers Exceed Expectations at Home?

Florida A&M is 3-7 at home this season and 6-22 overall. They have lost two straight games and are 4-13 in Southwestern Athletic Conference games. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 24 of their 28 games.

Over their last 10 home games, the Rattlers have gone 4-6. In their most recent game, they lost to Southern by a score of 58-44. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -3.1 points per game at home.

As the underdog this season, Florida A&M has gone 9-15 against the spread (ATS) and they have an overall ATS record of 11-15. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rattlers have a 4-6 mark vs. the spread. At home this year, they are 5-5 ATS and they have gone 4-5 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Florida A&M’s over/under record for the season is 11-15, and today’s over/under line of 140.5 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (140.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line, including two of their last three contests. The average scoring total in their last three games is 125 points.

The Florida A&M offense is coming off a game where they scored 44 points against Southern. They posted a field goal percentage of 34% and connected on 0 threes. The top scorer for the Rattlers was Keith Lamar with 14 points, while Jalen Speer also chipped in with 14 points.

At present, the Rattlers’ defense is nationally ranked 305th, allowing 77.6 points per game. The Florida A&M defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 58 points and allowed Southern to connect on 7 threes.