Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wildcats and Tigers. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on None, and it’s hosted by the Tigers at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in Grambling, LA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 135.5 points, and Grambling State is favored by -5.5 to win at home against Bethune-Cookman.

BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS VS GRAMBLING STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +5.5

This game will be played at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center at 8:30 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Grambling State winning straight-up, we like Bethune-Cookman at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Wildcats Have a Shot at a Win at Grambling?

Heading into today’s game, Bethune-Cookman is 15-14 overall and 9-6 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action. The Wildcats have won two in a row and are coming off a 67-61 victory over Southern.

On the road this season, Bethune-Cookman is 4-11, and over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 3-7. As the underdog this season, the Wildcats are 5-10, and they are 5-4 in their last nine games when getting points.

As the underdog this season, Bethune-Cookman has gone 8-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wildcats have a solid ATS mark of 7-3. On the road, they have an ATS record of 7-8 this year and are 6-4 ATS over their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Bethune-Cookman is 13-13, and today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (145). So far, 20 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 in those games is 141 points.

In contrast to their season average of 73.8 points per game, the Bethune-Cookman had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against Southern and had a field goal percentage of 39%. Dhashon Dyson led the team in scoring, putting up 23 points. Additionally, Zion Harmon contributed 23 points for the Wildcats.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 196th in the country, permitting 73.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Bethune-Cookman’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.6% this season.

Will the Tigers Defense Show Up at Home?

Grambling State has a record of 15-13 and is on a four-game winning streak. The Tigers have gone 12-3 in Southwestern Athletic Conference games compared to 3-10 in non-conference matchups.

At home, Grambling State has a record of 5-5, and its average scoring margin is -1.0 points per game. The Tigers have gone 6-4 in their last 10 home games.

Grambling State has an ATS record of 13-12 this season and they are 3-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Grambling State games is 12-13 and the average scoring total in their games is 133.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games this season (136.2). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 139 points.

Grambling State finished with 75 points in their game against Florida A&M. This total surpasses their season-average of 67 points per game. Leading Grambling State in scoring vs. Florida A&M was Antwan Barnett with his 18 points. Jourdan Smith also added 18 points for the Tigers.

So far, the Tigers’ defense is ranked 110th in the country at 69.9 points per contest. Against Florida A&M in their most recent game, the Grambling State defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing Florida A&M to hit 54% of their shots.