The Tigers and Wildcats are set to face off at 7:30 ET on YT. The Wildcats will host the game at Moore Gymnasium in Daytona Beach, FL. This Southwestern Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 143 points, and Bethune-Cookman is favored to win by -1.5 at home vs. Texas Southern.

TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS VS BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats -1.5

This game will be played at Moore Gymnasium at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 12th.

WHY BET THE BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Bethune-Cookman pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can Texas Southern Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

After defeating Florida A&M 78-75, Texas Southern is now 9-12 overall and has won four straight games. They are 7-3 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play, compared to a 2-9 non-conference record.

So far this season, the Tigers have gone 4-9 on the road, and they are currently riding a two-game road win streak. Over their last ten games away from home, they have gone 4-6.

As the underdog this season, Texas Southern has gone 6-7 vs. the spread. On the road, the Tigers are 6-7 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Texas Southern is 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in Texas Southern’s games this season (141.3). This year, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Texas Southern offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against Florida A&M. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.2%, and they made 8 threes. The Texas Southern offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.2 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 30% of their looks from outside this season.

At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 162nd, allowing 71.6 points per game. Texas Southern’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Florida A&M offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 75 points.

Will Bethune-Cookman Make it Happen at Home?

After a win against Prairie View A&M, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats come into this game with an 11-12 record. They have gone 6-4 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play and are 5-8 in non-conference games.

At home, the Wildcats have gone 6-3 this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +3.3 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 7-3.

When looking at Bethune-Cookman’s ATS record this season, they are currently 11-10. At home, their ATS mark is 6-3 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, the Wildcats are 2-1 ATS.

On the season, the over/under record in Bethune-Cookman games is 12-9 and today’s line of 143 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (145.3). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 149 points.

Bethune-Cookman’s offense had a good outing, putting up 84 points against Prairie View A&M. They achieved a 53.6% field goal percentage and went 19/23 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Jakobi Heady, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.2, while Dhashon Dyson also carries a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 228th in the country at 74.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Texas Southern. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.9%.