Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tigers versus the Wildcats? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on YT. The game will be played at Moore Gymnasium in Daytona Beach, FL. Jackson State come into this Southwestern Athletic conference matchup as the -4 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 149 points.
JACKSON STATE TIGERS VS BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +4
This game will be played at Moore Gymnasium at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Not only will Bethune-Cookman pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Tigers Pull Off a Road Win?
After winning their last game against Texas Southern by a score of 73-64, Jackson State comes into this game with an 8-10 overall record and a 4-1 record in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. So far, the Tigers have gone 4-9 on the road this season, including a 2-1 record in their last three games away from home.
As the favorite, Jackson State has gone 4-2 this season, and they come into this game with a two-game winning streak on the road. On the season, their average scoring margin on the road is -11.7 points per game, and they have gone 5-5 in their last ten games away from home.
As the favorite, Jackson State has gone 4-2 vs. the spread this season. On the road, the Tigers have an ATS mark of 9-4 and are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 road games, Jackson State is 8-1 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Jackson State is 9-8 and today’s line of 149 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.
The Jackson State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Texas Southern. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.7% while connecting on 5 threes. Offensively, the Tigers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 363rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 311st in terms of percentage and 277th in three-pointers made.
Facing Bethune-Cookman, Jackson State aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.4 points allowed per game (265th). The Jackson State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed Texas Southern to connect on 5 threes.
Do the Wildcats Stand a Chance at Home?
Through 18 games, Bethune-Cookman is 8-10 overall and 3-2 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. The Wildcats have been better at home this season, going 4-2 compared to 2-8 on the road.
As an underdog, Bethune-Cookman is just 2-8 this season. They have been the underdog in 10 of their 18 games.
As the underdog this season, Bethune-Cookman has an ATS record of 4-6. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 4-6 vs. the spread. At home this year, the Wildcats have an ATS mark of 4-2.
Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than the average over/under line in Bethune-Cookman’s games this season (144.5) and the average scoring total in their last three games (151). So far this year, their over/under record is 9-7.
Coming off their recent game, the Bethune-Cookman offense tallied 72 points in a matchup against UAPB. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.4%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jakobi Heady, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.1, while Dhashon Dyson also carries a PPG average of 14.6 into the game.
Currently, the Wildcats’ defense holds the 224th rank in the nation, allowing 74.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Jackson State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 36.1%.