Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Florida A&M Rattlers Prediction, 1/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Florida A&M Rattlers
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Al Lawson Center in Tallahassee, FL
TV: Youtube TV
The Florida A&M Rattlers (2-9) will compete against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4-9) at Al Lawson Center on Monday.
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats took the court against Illinois and ended up losing by a score of 85-52 in their last contest. Bethune-Cookman ended the game having earned a 29.3% field goal percentage (17 out of 58) and buried 3 of their 13 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Wildcats knocked down 15 of 20 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 33 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 6 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and earning 12 steals. Concerning the defense, Bethune-Cookman allowed their opponent to shoot 49.2% from the field on 29 out of 59 shooting. Illinois distributed 17 assists and had 10 steals for the game. On top of that, Illinois had 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Illinois went 70.4% when shooting free throws by making 19 of their 27 shots. They also converted 8 of their 28 attempts from distance. In relation to fouls, the Wildcats finished with 21 and Illinois recorded 16 fouls.
K.J. Davis is a player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up shooting 38.5% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes played and snagged 3 boards. He was able to score 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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Bethune-Cookman enters this game with a mark of 4-9 for the year. They currently have an average of 66.4 points per game (316th in the nation) while hitting 41.8% from the floor. The Wildcats are hitting 34.2% on 3-pointers (69 of 202) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Bethune-Cookman is collecting 33.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 153 assists for the season, which is 300th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Wildcats are forcing 13.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.1 fouls. They are giving up 36.6% from beyond the arc and they rank 343rd in the country in points per game allowed (77.4). The Wildcats are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.4% (347 of 765) and they surrender 36.8 rebounds per game as a group. They are 316th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 204 surrendered this season.
In their last game, the Florida A&M Rattlers took a loss by a final score of 82-49 when they faced Purdue. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Florida A&M allowed Purdue to grab 41 in total (14 on the offensive glass). They finished 24.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 of 25 and ended up going 18 out of 27 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Rattlers permitted Purdue to make 29 out of their 59 attempts from the field which had them shooting 49.2% in this game. In all, the Rattlers went 17 out of 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 31.5%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Florida A&M converted 4 of 17 attempts (23.5%). They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a rate of 91.7%. Purdue earned 13 fouls in the matchup which got the Rattlers to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Rattlers snagged 15 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 19 for this game.
DImingus Stevens ended up being a factor for the Rattlers for this contest. He converted 2 out of 6 in the matchup for a rate of 33.3%, but finished without a board. He racked up 8 points in his 15 minutes of playing time and tallied 1 assist for the matchup.
Florida A&M has a mark of 2-9 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Rattlers are connecting on 36.4% from the floor, which ranks them 362nd in the nation. Florida A&M has totaled 611 points on the year (55.5 per contest) and they collect 31.9 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 8.7 times per contest (360th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 16.9 times per contest. The Rattlers are committing 18.2 fouls per game and they hit 66.7% from the charity stripe.
The Rattlers on the defensive end are ranked 327th in college basketball in PPG given up with 75.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the field (336th in the nation). The Florida A&M defense allows 35.6% on shots from distance (83 of 233) and their opponents are knocking down 67.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 14.4 dimes and 40.1 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 292nd and 355th in college basketball.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bethune-Cookman
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