Betting on today’s Rattlers and Braves game? Catch the action at Davey L. Whitney Complex in Lorman, MS, as the Braves hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on None. This Southwestern Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 139.5 points, and Alcorn State is favored to win by -9.5 at home vs. Florida A&M.

FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS VS ALCORN STATE BRAVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida A&M Rattlers +9.5

This game will be played at Davey L. Whitney Complex at 8:30 ET on Monday, February 19th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Braves.
  • Even though we have Alcorn State winning straight-up, we like Florida A&M at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Rattlers Stand a Chance on the Road?

Florida A&M is coming off a 77-55 loss to Jackson State and has dropped five straight games. The Rattlers are 4-19 overall, including a 2-10 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

For the season, Florida A&M has been an underdog in 20 of its 23 games, going 2-18 in those matchups. The Rattlers are 2-11 on the road, where they have been outscored by an average of 19.2 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Florida A&M has an ATS record of 7-13, including a mark of 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Rattlers are 5-8 vs. the spread this year and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games as the visitor.

Florida A&M’s over/under record for the season is 9-12 and today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.6). So far, 10 of their games have finished with less than 139.5 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

In their recent matchup, the Florida A&M offense ended with 55 points against Jackson State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.7% and made 4 threes. For the season, the Florida A&M offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 345th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 43%.

Facing Alcorn State, Florida A&M aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 79.9 points allowed per game (321st). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Florida A&M’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.0% this season.

Can the Braves Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Alcorn State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-17 and a 7-4 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference action. They have won three straight games and are 6-2 when favored this season. At home, they are 2-2 on the year and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.

On the season, Alcorn State has been outscored by an average of 12.1 points per game on the road, where they are 5-14. They have gone 1-14 when listed as the underdog and are 1-3 in their last four games at home.

As the favorite this season, Alcorn State is 6-2 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 12-11. At home, the Braves are 2-2 ATS this year and 3-5 in their last 10 home games. In their last three games as the favorite, Alcorn State is 3-0 ATS.

So far this year, the over/under record for Alcorn State games is 12-11, and today’s line of 139.5 is right around their average game total of 147 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 124 points, and over their last 10 games, the average is 134 points. This year, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

The Alcorn State offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Bethune-Cookman. They posted a field goal percentage of 53.2% and connected on 6 threes. Jeremiah Kendall is leading the team in scoring at 16.2 points per contest. Jeremiah Gambrell has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.1 going into the game.

At present, the Braves’ defense is nationally ranked 305th, allowing 78.2 points per game. So far, the Alcorn State defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.1 times per game (498th).