Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wildcats and Tigers. The game is starting at 3:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Tigers at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Grambling State as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 126.5 points.


The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +3.5

This game will be played at Bartow Arena at 3:00 ET on Friday, March 15th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-72 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Grambling State winning straight-up, we like Bethune-Cookman at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 126.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can Bethune-Cookman Grab a Win on the Road?

On the season, Bethune-Cookman is 16-15 and 10-7 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. The Wildcats have been an underdog in 17 of their 31 games, going 6-11 in those contests. On the road, Bethune-Cookman is 5-12 this season, including a 5-5 mark in their last 10 games away from home.

In their most recent outing, the Wildcats took down Southern by a score of 73-58. Over their last five games, Bethune-Cookman has gone 3-2 on the road. On the year, the team’s average scoring margin on the road is -7.4 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Bethune-Cookman has gone 9-8 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 15-13. On the road, the Wildcats are 8-9 vs. the spread and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, they are 7-3 in their last 10 games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Bethune-Cookman’s games this season (144). So far, 23 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 130 points.

In their latest game, Bethune-Cookman offense put up 73 points against Southern. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.1% and made 4 threes. Offensively, the Wildcats have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 304th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 344th in percentage and 318th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 180th in the country, permitting 72.4 points per game. Bethune-Cookman will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Southern to just 34% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the Tigers Win at Bartow Arena?

Grambling State will be looking to extend their win streak to eight games when they host Bethune-Cookman. The Tigers are 17-14 overall and 15-3 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

So far this season, Grambling State has gone 7-5 at home, compared to 8-8 on the road. They are 8-3 when favored and 7-10 when the underdog. Their average scoring margin at home is +.4, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

Grambling State has an ATS record of 15-13 this season and is 5-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are 5-5.

Grambling State’s over/under record for the season is 13-15 and today’s line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (135.7). So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

The Grambling State offense is coming off a game where they scored 56 points against Alabama State. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.7% and connected on 9 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Kintavious Dozier, who holds an average of 13.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tra’Michael Moton is averaging 11.4 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Grambling State defense is giving up an average of 69.6 points per contest. The Grambling State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 50 points and allowed Alabama State to connect on 9 threes.