Check out our free Bethune-Cookman vs Texas Southern pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Bethune-Cookman vs Texas Southern Pick & Preview: Monday, February 6th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at Texas Southern Tigers
- Where: Houston at H&PE Arena
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds: Bethune-Cookman +8.5, BCOOK +311 | TXS -418 O/U 144.0
The Bethune-Cookman will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 9-14. On the road, the Wildcats will be playing their 15th game of the season, having gone 3-12. So far, the Wildcats have been the underdog 15 times, going 2-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8.5 underdogs on the spread.
Bethune-Cookman will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Zion Harmon who is averaging 14.3 points per game for the Wildcats. Harmon 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 Wildcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Marcus Garrett who has hit 42.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.0 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bethune-Cookman this season, as they are currently ranked 416th in college basketball at 63.4 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 Wildcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 276th in the NCAA.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Texas Southern Tigers are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 7-16. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 4-6. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -8.5 points in their favor. For the season, Texas Southern has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 4-8.
Texas Southern’s leading scorer this season is Davon Barnes, who is averaging 15.33 points per contest. So far, Barnes has accounted for 20.42% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.48 rebounds per game and 2.14 assists. John Walker III is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 12.87 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 39.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 258th in college basketball at 69.2 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 Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 393rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Texas Southern Tigers -8.5
At first glance, its easy to just write off a team that +8.5 point underdogs at away. However, our analysis shows that there is a lot of value in getting a wager in on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats to cover the spread in their matchup vs the Texas Southern Tigers. Not only has Bethune-Cookman been profitbale over their last 5 games as the underdog, going 4-1 ATS. But we also like how their tendency to play an up-tempo style of basketball will throw a wrench in Texas Southern’s gameplan, as they prefer to play a slower style of basketball. Look for Bethune-Cookman to put up a fight on their away floor, as they go on to cover the spread as +8.5 point underdogs.