The Wildcats and Tigers are set to face off at 8:30 ET on None. The Tigers will host the game at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS. The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Jackson State as the -5.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 148 points.

BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS VS JACKSON STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +5.5

This game will be played at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center at 8:30 ET on Monday, February 19th.

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 Jackson State winning straight-up, we like Bethune-Cookman at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Bethune-Cookman?

After losing their last game to Alcorn State by a score of 69-54, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 12-13. They have gone 7-5 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play and are 5-8 outside of the conference.

On the road, the Wildcats have gone just 3-10 this season, and they come into this game on a two-game losing streak. Over their last 10 games away from home, their record is just 3-7, and their average scoring margin on the road is -10.5 points per game.

This season, Bethune-Cookman has gone 12-11 against the spread. On the road, they are 5-8 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Wildcats have an ATS mark of 6-7 this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Bethune-Cookman has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Bethune-Cookman games is 13-10. The average scoring total in their games this year is 147.4 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 145.2. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 148.

In their most recent game, the Bethune-Cookman offense put up just 54 points vs. the Alcorn State Braves. Overall, they are now averaging 74.4 points per game which is 185th in the country. The team’s scoring leader is Jakobi Heady, who holds an average of 15.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dhashon Dyson is averaging 13.4 points per game this season.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 229th in the country at 74.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Alcorn State, the Braves finished with a field goal percentage of 53% and a total of 69 points vs. Bethune-Cookman.

Can the Tigers Deliver Being Favored at Home?

After winning their last game against Florida A&M by a score of 77-55, Jackson State comes into this game with a record of 11-14. Over their last ten games at home, the Tigers have gone 7-3.

So far this season, Jackson State has been favored in 13 games and has gone 7-6 in those matchups. As the favorite, they have gone 4-3 at home.

As the favorite, Jackson State has gone 6-7 vs. the spread this season and is 4-6 in their last 10 games as the favorite. Their home ATS record this year is 4-3 and they are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record for Jackson State games is 12-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 147.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average OU line in their games (146.2). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

The Jackson State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Florida A&M. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.8% while connecting on 7 threes. Jordan O’Neal led the scoring for the Tigers, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Ken Evans chipped in with 12 points.

Coming into the game, Jackson State will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 75.7 points per game (262nd). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.9 threes per game vs. Bethune-Cookman. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.8%.