Planning on watching today's Tigers and Rattlers game? Catch the action at Al Lawson Center in Tallahassee, FL, as the Rattlers hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on Ratt. Jackson State is favored by -5.5 in this Southwestern Athletic conference matchup the against Florida A&M. The over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.


The Pick: Florida A&M Rattlers +5.5

This game will be played at Al Lawson Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, January 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Rattlers.
  • Not only will Florida A&M pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Jackson State Have What it Takes on the Road?

Despite being just 4-10 on the road this season, Jackson State is favored by 5.5 points against Florida A&M. The Tigers have gone 4-3 as the favorite this year, compared to 3-8 as the underdog.

Overall, Jackson State is 8-11, including a 4-2 record in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. The Tigers have gone 4-9 in non-conference action.

When looking at Jackson State's ATS record this season, they have gone 12-6. On the road, their ATS mark is 9-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, they have gone 8-1 ATS over their last 10 contests.

Today's over/under line of 145.5 for the Jackson State game is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this season (147.1). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points.

In their latest game, Jackson State offense put up 71 points against Bethune-Cookman. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.2% and made 10 threes. Ken Evans is leading the team in scoring at 19 points per contest. Jordan O'Neal has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.1 going into the game.

The Tigers' defense is presently ranked 275th nationally, allowing an average of 77.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.4 threes per game vs. Florida A&M. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.

Will Florida A&M Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

Florida A&M comes into this game with a record of 3-14, including a 1-5 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. They have struggled at home this season, going 0-4, and they have lost four straight games overall.

As underdogs, the Rattlers have gone 1-13 this season, and they are 2-9 on the road. Their average scoring margin away from home is -19.6 points per game.

Florida A&M has an ATS record of 6-9 this season and they are 1-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rattlers have gone 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Florida A&M games is 7-8. On average, their games have finished with 146.8 points, which is higher than the average over/under line of 140.8. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 162 points.

In their previous game, the Rattlers' offense finished with 67 points, which is right in line with their current average of 68.5 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Keith Lamar, who is averaging 13.3 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Shannon Grant also maintains a PPG average of 9.6 heading into game.

At this time, the Rattlers' defense is positioned 310th in the country, permitting 82.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Florida A&M's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.9% this season.