The Hornets 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. The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Bethune-Cookman as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 139 points.

ALABAMA STATE HORNETS VS BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats -2.5

This game will be played at Moore Gymnasium at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 26th.

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 -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can Alabama State Lock in a Road Win?

Alabama State will look to snap a three-game losing streak on the road, as they are 5-11 away from home this season. The Hornets have an average scoring margin of -6.8 points per game on the road, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home.

As the underdog, Alabama State has gone 2-12 this season. They are 12-15 overall and 6-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. In their last game, the Hornets fell to Florida A&M by a score of 73-65.

Alabama State has an ATS record of 13-10 this season and they have gone 9-5 vs. the spread when listed as the underdog. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS mark of 12-4 and their last 10 games as the underdog have resulted in a 6-4 record vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Alabama State games is 9-14. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 138.4 points. Today's over/under line of 139 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (144.2). In their last three games, their games have finished with an average of 132 points.

The Hornets' offense finished with 65 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 69 points per contest. Antonio TJ Madlock led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Micah Octave contributed 11 points for the Hornets.

At present, the Hornets' defense is nationally ranked 105th, allowing 69.2 points per game. So far, the Alabama State defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11 times per game (500th).

Will the Wildcats Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

After defeating Alabama A&M 63-61, Bethune-Cookman has now won three straight games at home. On the season, the Wildcats are 8-3 at home compared to 3-11 on the road. For the year, they are 13-14 overall and 8-6 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

As the favorite, Bethune-Cookman is 7-4 this season, and they have been the favorite 11 times. Through 27 games, their average scoring margin at home is +3.3 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Bethune-Cookman has gone 6-5 vs. the spread. Their home ATS record for the year is 7-4, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5.

So far this season, the over/under record for Bethune-Cookman games is 13-12. Today's over/under line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (145.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 122 points.

In their recent matchup, the Bethune-Cookman offense ended with 63 points against Alabama A&M. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.2% and made 4 threes. Leading Bethune-Cookman in scoring vs. Alabama A&M was Zion Harmon with his 15 points. Dhashon Dyson also added 12 points for the Wildcats.

On defense, Bethune-Cookman is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.3 points per game. The Bethune-Cookman defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 61 points and allowed Alabama A&M to connect on 4 threes.