Bethune-Cookman vs Jackson State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/19/24

Jackson State (11-13) vs Bethune-Cookman (11-13)

Game Info: Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Williams Athletics & Assembly Center)

Betting Odds: Jackson State -5.5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and Jackson State Tigers face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at the Williams Assembly Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Bethune Cookman vs Jackson State prediction.

Bethune-Cookman Looks to Move to .500

Bethune-Cookman currently sits with a 12-13 record and they have been inconsistent so far this season. In the last game against Alcorn State, Bethune Cookman scored 54 points and they ended up losing by 15 points. Reggie Ward Jr did have a strong game putting up 27 points. The Wildcats on the season are averaging 74.4 points while their defense is giving up 72.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 166th, while the defense is ranked 246th. Jakobi Heady is averaging 15.9 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

Jackson State Looks for 4th Straight Win

Jackson State has played well heading into this game and they have won three straight. In the last game against Florida A&M, Jackson State scored 77 points and they ended up winning by 22 points. Jordan O’Neal had a strong game, putting up 22 points, 13 rebounds, and two assists. Jackson State on the season is averaging 71.1 points while their defense is giving up 75.7 points per game. The defense hasn’t been good enough, and they are going to need the defense to be better here. Ken Evans Jr is averaging 18.1 points while shooting 40.2 percent from the field. Jackson State will play against Alcorn State and Texas Southern after this game.

Jackson State Tigers Team Facts

  • Jackson State has won each of its last 11 games at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center following a home win.
  • Twenty of Jackson State's last 21 Monday home games against Conference opponents have produced a total of 142 or fewer points.
  • Jackson State has won the first half in six of its last eight night games against the Southwestern Athletic Conference at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Team Facts

  • The home team has won each of Bethune-Cookman's last four games.
  • Six of Bethune-Cookman's last seven road night games against Conference opponents have produced a total of 144 or fewer points.
  • Bethune-Cookman has won the first half in each of its last four road night games against the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 3rd among Division 1 teams for steals per game this season (11.0).
  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 360th among Division 1 teams for opponent free throws made per game this season (18.8).

Bethune-Cookman vs Jackson State Betting Prediction

Jackson State is going to have no issue running up the score, and this game is going to get out of hand early. Jackson State is averaging 71.1 points, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Bethune Cookman’s defense is going to really struggle here and that is going to be the difference here as Jackson State is going to get the job done. Back Jackson State against the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick Jackson State -5.5

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