Expect a fast-paced game when the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (9-10, 3-2 MEAC) travel to North Carolina A&T to play the Aggies (8-12, 4-1 MEAC). The game begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at North Carolina A&T Aggies Betting Odds
In their last game, the Aggies defeated the Morgan State Bears, 76-70, while the Wildcats got blown out by the North Carolina Central Eagles, 86-59.
The Aggies held the Bears to an effective field goal percentage of 0.370 (below their season average of 0.482) and had a turnover percentage of 11.9 (better than their season average of 18.3). Bethune-Cookman, on the other hand, held North Carolina Central to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.1 (below their season average of 29.7). North Carolina A&T was lifted by Kameron Langley, who contributed 22 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Isaiah Bailey led the way for Bethune-Cookman, recording 23 points and five rebounds.
The Wildcats won the sole game between these two teams last year, 69-53. Bethune-Cookman had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (47.1 vs. 31.7). North Carolina A&T, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (15.7 vs. 20.9). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
There could be a fair amount of transition action in this contest that showcases two of the nation’s more fast-breaking teams. North Carolina A&T currently ranks 35th in possessions per game (73.5) and Bethune-Cookman is 19th (74.7).
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at North Carolina A&T Aggies Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – North Carolina A&T, ATS Winner – North Carolina A&T, O/U – Under
- Bethune-Cookman ranks 54th in rebounds per game (38.8) while North Carolina A&T ranks 264th in rebounds allowed per game (41.4).
- The Wildcats rank 139th in assists per game (13.0) while the Aggies rank 166th in assists allowed per game (13.4).
- The Wildcats rank 98th in three pointers allowed per game (20.7) while the Aggies rank 243rd (25.0).
- Bethune-Cookman ranks 73rd in steals per game (7.5) while North Carolina A&T ranks 131st in steals allowed per game (6.7).
- The Wildcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.2, down from 1.8 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 87.4 points per game (18.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (1.9 above their season average).