Check out our free Jackson State vs Bethune-Cookman pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Daytona Beach. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Jackson State vs Bethune-Cookman Pick & Preview: Monday, February 13th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Jackson State Tigers at Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
- Where: Daytona Beach at Moore Gymnasium
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds: Jackson State +1.5, JACKST +103 | BCOOK -126 O/U 145.0
Jackson State will take the floor against the Wildcats with an overall record of 8-17. So far, the Tigers have played 19 games on the road, with a record of 3-16. For the season, Jackson State has been the underdog in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 2-16. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tigers being +1.5 point underdogs.
Jackson State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Coltie Young who is averaging 10.64 points per game for the Tigers. Young 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 Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Ken Evans who has hit 35.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.92 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Jackson State this season, as they are currently ranked 455th in college basketball at 61.0 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 Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.8%, placing them 476th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Jackson State, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will be taking the floor for the 26th time this season and have an overall record of 9-16. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 6-3. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Bethune-Cookman has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1.
Bethune-Cookman’s leading scorer this season is Marcus Garrett, who is averaging 14.16 points per contest. So far, Garrett has accounted for 20.68% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.48 rebounds per game and 2.76 assists. Zion Harmon is the second leading scorer for the Wildcats, averaging 13.96 points per game. Between him and Harmon, they are accounting for 41.1% of the team’s scoring.
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.
Free Spread Prediction: Jackson State Tigers +1.5
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Jackson State Tigers to cover the spread as the +1.5 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Jackson State and Bethune-Cookman to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 600th and 552nd, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Tigers, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread on the road. In Jackson State’s last 10 games on the road, they are 6-4 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Tigers to cover.