Delaware State vs. Bethune-Cookman - 2/17/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Delaware State vs. Bethune-Cookman - 2/17/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (12-13) at Delaware State Hornets (3-21)

College Basketball: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Memorial Hall)

The Line: Delaware State Hornets +9 -- Over/Under: 162.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (12-13, 6-5 CONF) and the Deleware State Hornets (3-21, 2-8 CONF) will meet on Monday, February 17th for a MEAC matchup at the Memorial Hall in Dover, DE. The game will be played at 7:30 PM eastern time. 

Bethune-Cookman is coming off a bad loss to ME Shore on the road, 66-58. That loss snapped a two-game win streak for the Wildcats. Deleware State just lost a back-breaker to Florida A&M in double-overtime, 97-95. That loss extends Deleware State’s current losing streak to four games, as their last win came on the first of February. 

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Bethune-Cookman is one of the more high-scoring teams in the MEAC, as the Wildcats score 75.2 points per game on 42.9% FG Shooting. Bethune-Cookman’s leading scorer is Isaiah Bailey, who scores 15.2 PPG. The Wildcats allow 73.4 points per game to the opposition. Bethune-Cookman also earns 38.6 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 2.6 blocks, and 7.4 steals per game. 

Deleware State has struggled badly on the defensive end this season, as the Hornets allow 83.8 points per game to the opposition. Deleware State scores 71.4 points per game on 40.7% FG shooting. The Hornets leading scorer is G John Crosby, who averages 20.1 PPG. Deleware State also earns 34.5 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 2.1 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game. 

Bethune-Cookman is 11-11 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. Bethune-Cookman is also 6-9 ATS on the road so far this season. Deleware State is 8-14 ATS this season and 3-7 ATS in their last ten games. Deleware State is also 6-5 ATS at home so far this season.

Deleware State has been one of the worst teams in division 1 basketball all season long. Their defense struggles and I see them struggling badly against a Bethune-Cookman team that is angry after a bad loss. I will take Bethune-Cookman to come out hard, fast, and never let off the break. 

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Ronald’s Pick Bethune-Cookman -9

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