Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Jaguars and Wildcats. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on YT, and it’s hosted by the Wildcats at Moore Gymnasium in Daytona Beach, FL. Get ready to place your bets! In this Southwestern Athletic matchup, the Jaguars are the betting favorite against the Wildcats. The over/under for the game is 147 points.

SOUTHERN JAGUARS VS BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +5

This game will be played at Moore Gymnasium at 7:30 ET on Monday, January 15th.

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 +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Southern Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Through 16 games, Southern has a record of 9-7, and they have won three straight games. In Southwestern Athletic Conference play, the Jaguars are 3-0 compared to 6-7 in non-conference games. On the road, Southern is 3-7, and their average scoring margin is -15.6 points per game.

As the favorite, Southern has gone 4-0 this season, and they have been favored in four of their 16 games. Their last game was a 74-65 win over Florida A&M, and on the road, they have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Against the spread, Southern has gone 6-7 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-7. However, they are 3-0 vs. the spread at home. As the favorite, the Jaguars are 4-0 ATS this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, Southern’s over/under record is 5-8 and today’s line of 147 is very close to the average OU line in their games (147.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 128 points.

The Jaguars’ offense wrapped up their last game with 74 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 75.1 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Tai’reon Joseph, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 20.1, while Brandon Davis also maintains a PPG average of 10.7 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Jaguars’ defense is positioned 160th in the country, permitting 71.9 points per game. Southern’s three-point defense is currently 60th in the country at 5.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.1% of their shots vs. Southern.

Does Bethune-Cookman Stand a Chance at Home?

Despite their losing record, Bethune-Cookman has been much better at home this season, going 3-2 compared to 1-7 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.8, and they have gone 6-4 in their last ten games at home.

As for their record as the underdog, the Wildcats are just 1-7, and they have lost their last four games on the road.

As the underdog this season, Bethune-Cookman has gone 3-5 against the spread. At home, they are 3-2 vs. the spread and 4-4 in their last 10 home games. Over their last three games at home, the Wildcats are 2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Bethune-Cookman games is 7-6. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 143.5 and the average score is 147 points. Today’s over/under line of 147 is identical to the season-long average scoring total in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 159 points.

The Wildcats’ offense finished with 69 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73.9 points per contest. Dhashon Dyson was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, putting up 21 points. In addition, Jakobi Heady contributed 17 points.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 229th in the country, permitting 75.2 points per game. Bethune-Cookman will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Grambling State to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.