Check out our free UAPB 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.

UAPB vs Bethune-Cookman Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Golden Lions vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UAPB Golden Lions at Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
  • Where: Daytona Beach at Moore Gymnasium
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: UAPB +1.5, ARPB +104 | BCOOK -127 O/U 145.5

Golden Lions Preview:

The UAPB will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 7-11. On the road, the Golden Lions will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 1-11. So far, the Golden Lions have been the underdog 13 times, going 2-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.

UAPB’s leading scorer this season is Shaun Doss, who is averaging 16.33 points per contest. So far, Doss has accounted for 26.16% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.89 rebounds per game and 1.94 assists. Kylen Milton is the second leading scorer for the Golden Lions, averaging 13.06 points per game. Between him and Milton, they are accounting for 47.1% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UAPB this season, as they are currently ranked 349th in college basketball at 66.3 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 Golden Lions’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.0%, placing them 462nd in the NCAA.

Wildcats Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs UAPB, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 6-11. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. 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 3 games, sitting with a mark of 3-0.

Bethune-Cookman will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Zion Harmon who is averaging 13.94 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 12.94 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 -1.5

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 -1.5 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 Golden Lions’ defense. At -1.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Wildcats to come out on top and cover.

 


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