Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Braves versus the Wildcats? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Moore Gymnasium in Daytona Beach, FL. This Southwestern Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 152.5 points, and Bethune-Cookman is favored to win by -2.5 at home vs. Alcorn State.

ALCORN STATE BRAVES VS BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats -2.5

This game will be played at Moore Gymnasium at 9:00 ET on Monday, January 29th.

WHY BET THE BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 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 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Braves Chances on the Road

Alcorn State will be looking to extend their two-game win streak when they take on Bethune-Cookman. The Braves are 4-15 overall and 3-3 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

So far this season, Alcorn State has gone 2-14 on the road, and they come into this game with an average scoring margin of -16.3 points per game. They are 0-14 as the underdog.

When looking at Alcorn State's ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at 8-10. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-9, and over their last three road games, they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Braves have gone 5-9 vs. the spread this year.

Alcorn State's over/under record for the season sits at 11-7. The average scoring total in their games this year is 153.6 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 147.6. So far, nine of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 152.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

Alcorn State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 76 points vs. Florida A&M. This figure is more than their season average of 69.6 points per game. The team's top scorer is Jeremiah Kendall, who enters today's matchup with an average of 15.7, while Jeremiah Gambrell also carries a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

Currently, the Braves' defense holds the 313rd rank in the nation, allowing 82.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Florida A&M, the Rattlers finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 67 points vs. Alcorn State.

Do the Wildcats Have What it Takes at Home?

After winning their last game against Jackson State, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats come into this game with a record of 9-10. So far, they have gone 5-2 at home compared to 2-8 on the road.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Wildcats have gone 8-2, and their average scoring margin at home this season is +3.9.

When looking at Bethune-Cookman's ATS record this year, they have gone 9-8. At home, their ATS mark is 5-2. Over their last three home games, the Wildcats have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Bethune-Cookman's games this season (144.6). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 148 points.

Bethune-Cookman recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 82 points against Jackson State. This output exceeded their season average of 75.1 points per game. Offensively, the Wildcats hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 284th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 371st in terms of percentage and 327th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the Bethune-Cookman defense is giving up an average of 74.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Jackson State, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 53% and a total of 71 points vs. Bethune-Cookman.