A pair of teams looking to bounce back from losses will cross paths again, with the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on the road to face the Alabama State Hornets.
Bethune-Cookman has dropped four in a row, bringing their record to 9-18 for the season. The last two games weren’t even close, as they lost by 27 at home followed by a 34-point loss on the road. This game is also an away contest for the Wildcats, who are just 2-13 as visitors this year.
The Alabama State Hornets will try to snap a two-game skid when they host the Wildcats tonight. Those losses were more competitive, as they fell by six in both of them. The Hornets are 6-8 in SWAC play, only one game ahead of the Wildcats.
It came down to the wire when Bethune-Cookman and Alabama State played a few weeks ago. Let’s see what’s in store when they collide again tonight.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Alabama State Hornets Betting Odds
|Bethune-Cookman||+4.0 (-110)||Over 141.0 (-110)||+150|
|Alabama State||-4.0 (-110)||Under 141.0 (-110)||-175|
Wildcats vs. Hornets Match Details
Fixture: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats @ Alabama State Hornets
Date and Time: Monday, February 20, 2023, 8:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Dunn-Oliver Acadome
Wildcats vs. Hornets Key Stats
Alabama State has the worst shooting percentage in the country, only hitting 37.7% of their shots as a team. They aren’t much better from three, shooting 30.8%, leading to 64.7 points per game. 64.7 points per game. However, in the first matchup with Bethune-Cookman, the Hornets shot 42.1%, while holding the Wildcats to 39.3% from the floor.
Bethune-Cookman won that first game largely due to free throws and rebounding. The Wildcats went 13-16 from the line, as opposed to 8-13 for the Hornets. They also outrebounded Alabama State 38-30.
From beyond the arc, Bethune-Cookman is shooting 36.2% as a team this season, second in the SWAC and 73rd in the nation. Despite that, they only shoot 41.2% as a team and put up 67.6 points per game.
Bethune-Cookman allows the most points per game in the SWAC at 76.3, allowing foes to shoot 45.4%. Alabama State surrenders 73.8 points a night on 43.6% shooting.
In away games, Bethune-Cookman is only scoring 61.9 points per game on 37.3% shooting, terrible numbers that are well below their season averages. The Wildcats, on the other end, are giving up 80.5 per game on 47.6% shooting and 37.7% from three on the road.
Alabama State has better numbers at home, allowing only 66.3 points per game on 38.6% shooting and 28.5% from three. Their offense even improves to 68.5 points per game.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Alabama State Hornets Betting Prediction
The home court should make all the difference here. The first game was tight at the end, with Bethune-Cookman narrowly winning on their home floor. This time around, Alabama State should be walking away with the win. They play much better at home, and Bethune-Cookman struggles on the road.
The teams are pretty even as is, so that should swing the game in the Hornets’ favor. Take Alabama State to cover.