Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Knights game? Catch the action at Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL, as the Knights hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 142 points, and the Knights are favored to win at home against the Wildcats.
BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS VS UCF KNIGHTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +24
This game will be played at Addition Financial Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.
WHY BET THE BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Knights.
- Even though we have UCF winning straight-up, we like Bethune-Cookman at +24.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will Bethune-Cookman Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
Heading into their 12th game of the year, Bethune-Cookman currently holds a 5-6 record. This season, all of the Wildcats’ games have been played on the road. As of today’s game, Bethune-Cookman holds a 4-5 record against the spread. When playing away, the Wildcats are 2-4 vs. the spread, while they are 2-1 at home ATS.
Through 11 games, Bethune-Cookman has an over/under record of 3-6-0 with their games averaging a combined 142.2 points per game so far. Looking at the Wildcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3 with their games averaging 135 points per game.
Against Chicago State, the Bethune-Cookman had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.1 points per game. They scored 54 points and posted a field goal percentage of 41.2% in the game. Jakobi Heady led the team in scoring, putting up 17 points. Additionally, Dhashon Dyson contributed 12 points for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 155th nationally, allowing an average of 71.0 points per contest. Bethune-Cookman’s three-point defense is currently 68th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.0% of their shots vs. Bethune-Cookman.
Can the Knights Hold Strong at Home?
When taking on Bethune-Cookman, the Wildcats have a record of 8-3. In games away from home, the Knights have gone 1-1, while at home they have a record of 4-1. Against the spread, UCF has a record of 3-4 thus far this season. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.
UCF comes in with an over/under record of 5-2-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 146.7 points per game so far. When looking at the Knights’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 129 points per game.
The Knights’ offense finished with 72 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76.8 points per contest. Offensively, the Knights hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 227th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 295th in terms of percentage and 229th in three-pointers made.
The Knights’ defense is presently ranked 57th nationally, allowing an average of 65.1 points per contest. In their most recent game, the UCF defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Lipscomb knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 57 points.