Check out our free Mississippi Valley 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.
Mississippi Valley State vs Bethune-Cookman Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Delta Devils vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
- Where: Daytona Beach at Moore Gymnasium
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Mississippi Valley State +7.5, MSVLST +270 | BCOOK -345 O/U 137.5
Delta Devils Preview:
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils head into today’s game in what will be their 19th game of the season, posting a record of 2-16. So far, the Delta Devils have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 0-14. For the season, Mississippi Valley State has been the underdog in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 2-16. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Delta Devils being +7.5 point underdogs.
Mississippi Valley State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Terry Collins who is averaging 13.94 points per game for the Delta Devils. Collins 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 Delta Devils’ offensive game plan is the play of Alvin Stredic Jr. who has hit 45.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 7.47 points per game.
So far this season, the Mississippi Valley State offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Delta Devils’ are ranked 322nd at 67.2 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Mississippi Valley State, as they have hit just 30.1% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Delta Devils have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 79.1 possessions per game.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Mississippi Valley State, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 5-11. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 3-1. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Bethune-Cookman has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0.
Bethune-Cookman will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Zion Harmon who is averaging 14.25 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 39.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.31 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats -7.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7.5 point betting favorites. Although Bethune-Cookman as a team is just 358th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Delta Devils’ defense. At -7.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Wildcats to come out on top and cover.
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