Bethune-Cookman vs Arkansas State NCAAB Betting Prediction

Bethune-Cookman vs Arkansas State Prediction 3/23/2024

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (17-16) travel to face off against the Arkansas State Red Wolves (18-16) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach and televised on None. Arkansas State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Bethune-Cookman is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grambling State. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Arkansas State Red Wolves

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

So far this season, Bethune-Cookman has gone 17-16, including a 12-9 record in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. They have lost two games in a row and are 6-14 on the road, where they average -7.4 points per game. As underdogs, the Wildcats have a record of 6-13.

In their last game, they lost to Grambling State by a score of 65-53. Over their last 10 road games, Bethune-Cookman has gone 4-6, and over their last five, they are 3-2.

As the underdog this season, Bethune-Cookman has gone 9-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wildcats have an ATS mark of 6-4. On the road, their ATS record is 8-12 this year and 4-6 over their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Bethune-Cookman games this season (142.7). This year, 25 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 127 points compared to their season average of 142.7 points per game.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves Are Coming Off A Win

Arkansas State has been much better at home this season, going 11-3 compared to 6-12 on the road. At home, they have an average scoring margin of +10.6 points per game. Their current win streak at home is four games, and they’ve gone 8-2 in their last 10 at home.

Overall, Arkansas State is 18-16 this season. In Sun Belt play, they have a record of 12-7. They have been the favorite in 18 games, going 13-5 in those contests.

Arkansas State has been a solid bet at home this season, going 11-3 ATS. Their overall ATS mark is 20-11-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Wolves have gone 9-1 vs. the spread.

Arkansas State’s over/under record for the season sits at 12-19-1, and the average scoring total in their games this year is 155.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is lower than the season average OU line of 153.7. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

Bethune-Cookman Offense Breakdown

The Bethune-Cookman offense is coming off a game in which they scored 53 points vs. Grambling State. Overall their field goal percentage was 29.3% while connecting on 4 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jakobi Heady who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.3. Dhashon Dyson also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.

Jakobi Heady (G) 15.3 4.4 1.2
Dhashon Dyson (G) 14.0 3.6 1.9
Zion Harmon (G) 14.7 2.1 4.0

Arkansas State Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 78.7 points per game, the Arkansas State had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against Appalachian State and had a field goal percentage of 44.1%. Caleb Fields led the scoring for the Red Wolves, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Freddy Hicks chipped in with 19 points.

Taryn Todd (G) 12.6 3.4 2.5
Caleb Fields (G) 12.1 2.8 5.7
Dyondre Dominguez (F) 10.6 6.1 1.6

Bethune-Cookman Team Defense

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 183rd nationally, allowing an average of 71.9 points per contest. The Bethune-Cookman defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 65 points and allowed Grambling State to connect on 7 threes.

Arkansas State Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Arkansas State defense is giving up an average of 76.7 points per contest. Arkansas State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Appalachian State offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 65 points.

Wildcats vs Red Wolves Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Wildcats offense has averaged 65 points per game while allowing an average of 66. Bethune-Cookman posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Through their last ten home games, Arkansas State has an ATS record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 72 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Red Wolves have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Wildcats vs Red Wolves Prediction

In this Red Wolves vs. Red Wolves matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Red Wolves at -13. While we project the Red Wolves to win 74-72, our recommendation is to bet on the Wildcats for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 152.5, and our model projects the Wildcats and Red Wolves to reach a combined total of 146 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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