Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4-9) vs. Florida A&M Rattlers (2-9)
January 2, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Florida A&M Rattlers +1.5 / Bethune-Cookman Wildcats -1.5; Over/Under: +135.5
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The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the Florida A&M Rattlers meet in college basketball action from the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center on Monday night.
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will look to rebound from an 85-52 loss to Illinois in their last game. Marcus Garrett leads the Wildcats in scoring with 13.3 PPG and 4.6 RPG while Zion Harmon has 12.5 PPg with a team-high 3.1 APG to lead the Wildcats in assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Bethune-Cookman so far this season. Dylan Robertson also has a team-high 4.8 RPG to lead the Wildcats in rebounding this season. As a team, Bethune-Cookman is averaging 66.4 PPG on 41.8% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 72.4% from the foul line this season.
The Florida A&M Rattlers will be out to bounce back from an 82-49 loss to Purdue in their last matchup. Jaylen Bates leads the Rattlers in scoring and rebounding with 10.4 PPG and 6.4 RPG while Jordan Tillman has 10 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Florida A&M up to this point in the season. As a team, Florida A&M is averaging 55.5 PPG on 36.4% shooting from the field, 29.1% from three and 66.7% from the foul line this season.
Bethune-Cookman is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 games following a loss. Florida A&M is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games.
I get that this isn’t the sexiest game on the board but I’m not sure how anyone can lay even a point with a Bethune-Cookman team that’s 0-7 both straight up and against the spread on the road this season. Even if it’s against much tougher than what they face here, I’m not sure what Bethune-Cookman’s done to warrant this kind of respect in this matchup. I’ll side with Florida A&M at home in this one.