Southern vs Bethune-Cookman Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - SWAC Tournament

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Southern vs Bethune-Cookman Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - SWAC Tournament

The No. 4 seed Southern Jaguars (18-13, 12-6 SWAC) will take the court in the SWAC tournament against the No. 5 seed Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (16-15, 11-7 SWAC), Thursday at 9:30 PM ET live on ESPN+.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Southern vs. Bethune-Cookman Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Arena: Bartow Arena

Southern vs. Bethune-Cookman Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Southern win (64.7%)

Southern is a 4.5-point favorite over Bethune-Cookman on Thursday and the total is set at 130.5 points. Here's some betting insights and trends before making an informed wager on the matchup.

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Southern vs. Bethune-Cookman: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Southern has compiled a 14-14-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Bethune-Cookman has put together a 15-14-0 record against the spread this season.
  • When the spread is set as 4.5 or more this season, Southern (6-3) covers a higher percentage of those games when it is the favorite (66.7%) than Bethune-Cookman (6-5) does as the underdog (54.5%).
  • The Jaguars have done a better job covering the spread at home (7-3-0) than they have in road games (7-11-0).
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Wildcats have a better winning percentage at home (.727, 8-3-0 record) than away (.438, 7-9-0).
  • Southern has covered the spread 11 times in 18 conference games.
  • Bethune-Cookman's SWAC record against the spread is 10-8-0.

Southern vs. Bethune-Cookman: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Southern has won in 11, or 73.3%, of the 15 contests it has been named as the moneyline favorite in this year.
  • This year, the Jaguars have won six of seven games when listed as at least -215 or better on the moneyline.
  • Bethune-Cookman has gone 5-10 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games).
  • When they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +176 or longer, the Wildcats have a 1-8 record (winning just 11.1% of their games).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Southern has a 68.3% chance of walking away with the win.

Southern vs. Bethune-Cookman Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Southern's +92 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by three points per game) is a result of scoring 71.5 points per game (239th in college basketball) while giving up 68.5 per contest (77th in college basketball).
  • Brandon Davis leads Southern, averaging 12.8 points per game (565th in college basketball).
  • Bethune-Cookman has a +10 scoring differential, putting up 73.2 points per game (188th in college basketball) and allowing 72.8 (210th in college basketball).
  • Zion Harmon's 15.5 points per game paces Bethune-Cookman and ranks 232nd in the country.
  • The Jaguars rank 336th in the nation at 31.9 rebounds per game. That's similar to the 32.7 their opponents average.
  • Derrick Tezeno leads the Jaguars with 5.5 rebounds per game (460th in college basketball play).
  • The Wildcats are 286th in the country at 33.6 rebounds per game. That's 2.1 fewer than the 35.7 their opponents average.
  • Derek Carter-Hollinger Jr. leads the team with 4.6 rebounds per game (726th in college basketball).
  • Southern ranks 245th in college basketball with 92.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 58th in college basketball defensively with 88.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.
  • The Wildcats' 89.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 297th in college basketball, and the 89.4 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 85th in college basketball.

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