Bethune-Cookman vs Florida A&M Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (11-19, 7-10 SWAC) battle the Florida A&M Rattlers (7-21, 5-12 SWAC) at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday in SWAC play. The matchup airs on YouTube.

Saturday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Rattlers features the Wildcats as 4-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 134.5.

Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M Odds

Point Spread for Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing Bethune-Cookman as the favorite.

Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Bethune-Cookman has -181 odds to pick up the win, while Florida A&M is listed at +153 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: YouTube
  • Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Arena: Moore Gymnasium

Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M Betting Trends

Against the spread, Bethune-Cookman is 16-12-0 this year. The Wildcats have come away with four wins in the six contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Bethune-Cookman’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 61.5% of the time (16 out of 26 games with a set point total).

Florida A&M has 15 wins against the spread in 26 games this season. The Rattlers have been the underdog on the moneyline 20 total times this season. They’ve gone 4-16 in those games. Florida A&M has eclipsed the over/under 34.6% of the time this year (nine of 26 games with a set point total).

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Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M Key Players to Watch


Marcus Garrett paces the Wildcats with 13.5 points per game and 2.7 assists, while also posting 5.5 rebounds. Kevin Davis paces the Wildcats at 6.2 rebounds per contest, while also posting 1.2 assists and 10.7 points. Zion Harmon averages a team-leading 2.8 assists per game. He is also putting up 13.3 points and 1.9 rebounds, shooting 38.9% from the floor and 32.4% from downtown with 1.6 made 3-pointers per contest. Joe French is posting 10.1 points, 0.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game.

Florida A&M

Jaylen Bates is posting a team-leading 7.3 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 9.1 points and 1.2 assists, making 42.2% of his shots from the field and 38.6% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 treys per contest. Noah Meren is averaging 6.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest, making 49% of his shots from the floor. The Rattlers get 5.7 points, 3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Hantz Louis-Jeune.

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What you need to know about the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

Bethune-Cookman is 12-5-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Wildcats are averaging 67 points per game (302nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while surrendering 74.8 points per contest (309th-ranked). Bethune-Cookman, who ranks 298th in college basketball with 29.5 boards per game, is allowing 34.4 rebounds per contest, which is 17th-worst in the country.

The Wildcats are posting 73.1 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 62.4 points per contest. Bethune-Cookman is draining 6.6 threes per game (266th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 35.2% shooting percentage (126th-ranked) from downtown. This season, the Wildcats are allowing 7.7 treys per game (240th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 35.4% (278th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Wildcats have gone 5-5 in their past 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Bethune-Cookman has hit the over four times. In its last 10 games, Bethune-Cookman has been racking up 65.2 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 67 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen Bethune-Cookman concede 4.1 fewer points per game (70.7) than its season-long average (74.8).

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What you need to know about the Florida A&M Rattlers

Florida A&M has put together a 9-8-0 record against the spread in conference games this season. On offense, the Rattlers are the -4-worst squad in the country (58.2 points per game). On defense, they are 152nd (69.3 points allowed per game). Florida A&M grabs 29.6 rebounds per game and concede 33.1 boards, ranking 295th and 306th, respectively, in the nation.

In 2022-23 the Rattlers are scoring 3.1 more points per game at home (60.1) than on the road (57). In 2022-23, Florida A&M is 319th in the country in 3-point makes (5.9 per game) and 319th in 3-point percentage (31.6%). In 2022-23, the Rattlers are 34th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6 per game) and 81st in defensive 3-point percentage (32.2%).

The Rattlers have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Florida A&M has hit the over four times. While Florida A&M is putting up 58.2 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark in its last 10 games, tallying 61.8 a contest. Over their previous 10 games, the Rattlers are giving up 65.3 points per contest, four fewer points than their season average (69.3).

Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Bethune-Cookman, and we expect that Florida A&M will cover the spread (Bethune-Cookman -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.

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How to bet Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M

You can bet on Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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