Check out our free Alabama State vs Florida A&M pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Tallahassee. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Alabama State vs Florida A&M Pick & Preview: Monday, January 30th Betting Odds
Hornets vs Rattlers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Alabama State Hornets at Florida A&M Rattlers
- Where: Tallahassee at Al Lawson Center
- Date: Monday, January 30th
- Betting Odds: Alabama State -1.5, ALAST -129 | FLAM +105 O/U 126.0
Alabama State heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-15. On the road, the Hornets will be playing their 16th game of the season, having gone 2-14. This season, Alabama State has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 3-0. For today’s contest, Alabama State has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.
Alabama State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isaiah Range who is averaging 14.43 points per game for the Hornets. Range is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Hornets’ offensive game plan is the play of Antonio TJ Madlock who has hit 35.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.57 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Alabama State this season, as they are currently ranked 248th in college basketball at 69.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hornets’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 275th in the NCAA.
Through 19 games, the Florida A&M Rattlers have an overall record of 3-16. Currently, the Rattlers have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 3-3. So far, the Rattlers have been the underdog 16 times, going 0-16 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Florida A&M’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Tillmon, who is averaging 10.63 points per contest. So far, Tillmon has accounted for 18.12% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.11 rebounds per game and 2.32 assists. Jaylen Bates is the second leading scorer for the Rattlers, averaging 9.06 points per game. Between him and Bates, they are accounting for 32.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida A&M this season, as they are currently ranked 377th in college basketball at 65.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Rattlers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 453rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida A&M Rattlers +1.5
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Florida A&M Rattlers to cover the spread as the +1.5 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Florida A&M and Alabama State to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 441st and 560th, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Rattlers, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread at home. In Florida A&M’s last 10 games at home, they are 8-2 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Rattlers to cover at home.