Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wildcats and Jaguars. The game is starting at 3:30 ET on HBCU, and it’s hosted by the Jaguars at F. G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Southern as the -7 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 140 points.

BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS VS SOUTHERN JAGUARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +7

This game will be played at F. G. Clark Activity Center at 3:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Jaguars.
  • Even though we have Southern winning straight-up, we like Bethune-Cookman at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Wildcats?

On the season, Bethune-Cookman has gone 14-14, including an 8-6 record in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. On the road, they have struggled, going just 3-11. Their average scoring margin away from home is -9.9 points per game, and they have lost three straight road games.

As the underdog, Bethune-Cookman has gone 4-10 this season. They have been the underdog in 14 games compared to being favored in 11. In their last game, they beat Alabama A&M by a score of 63-61. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 2-8.

As the underdog, Bethune-Cookman has an ATS record of 7-7 this season and they are 13-12 overall vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-8 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Bethune-Cookman’s over/under record this season is 13-12 and the average over/under line in their games is 145.3. Today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this year of 145.4. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

In their most recent game, the Bethune-Cookman offense concluded with only 63 points against Alabama A&M. Throughout the game, they made 4/15 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 35.2%. On the offensive front, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 300th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 361st in terms of percentage and 321st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Bethune-Cookman defense is giving up an average of 73.6 points per contest. So far, the Bethune-Cookman defense is giving up an average of 10.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.8 times per game (697th).

Is It the Jaguars Game to Lose at Home?

Coming off a two-game losing streak, Southern will look to get back on track against Bethune-Cookman. Southern is 16-11 on the season and 9-4 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. The Jaguars have been much better at home, going 7-1 compared to 5-10 on the road.

On the season, Southern has been favored in 12 games, going 9-3 in those contests. Most recently, Southern lost to Grambling State by a score of 63-57. Over their last 10 games at home, Southern is 9-1.

When looking at Southern’s ATS record this season, they are currently 11-12. At home, their ATS mark is 6-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jaguars are 6-4 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, Southern’s ATS record is 1-2.

Today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average over/under line in Southern’s games this season (144.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 130 points.

In their recent matchup, the Southern offense ended with 57 points against Grambling State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.2% and made 8 threes. Tai’reon Joseph is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 20.5. Meanwhile, Brandon Davis also brings a PPG average of 12.4 into the game.

At present, the Jaguars’ defense is nationally ranked 111st, allowing 70.0 points per game. Southern’s three-point defense is currently 37th in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.3% of their shots vs. Southern.