Jacksonville Dolphins at Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Free Prediction


Expect a fast-paced game when the Jacksonville Dolphins (6-5) head to Bethune-Cookman to play the Wildcats (4-7). The game begins at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Jacksonville Dolphins vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last contest. The Wildcats lost big to the DePaul Blue Demons, 80-58, while the Dolphins were beaten by the Florida A&M Rattlers, 65-50.

Jacksonville did a great job of making free throws (19-22; 86.4 percent) while Bethune-Cookman had a better turnover percentage (17.1 vs. 15.6). Bethune-Cookman rallied around Cletrell Pope, who put up 11 points and nine rebounds. Dave Bell played a pivotal role for Jacksonville with 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Wildcats won the sole game between these two teams last year, 77-66. Bethune-Cookman made good use of their 28 trips to the charity stripe, making 23 of them (82.1 percent). Jacksonville, meanwhile, was just 13-22 (59.1 percent). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

There could be a fair amount of transition action in this meeting that features two of the country’s more up-tempo teams. Bethune-Cookman currently ranks 41st in possessions per game (74.0) and Jacksonville is 54th (75.1).

Jacksonville Dolphins at Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Bethune-Cookman, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Bethune-Cookman averages 43.0 rebounds per game, which ranks eighth in the NCAA. Jacksonville ranks 231st in rebounds allowed per game (38.8).
  • The Wildcats rank 126th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while the Dolphins rank 245th (20.8).
  • Bethune-Cookman averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 103rd in the country. Jacksonville ranks 112th in assists allowed per game (11.1).
  • The Wildcats rank 36th in steals per game (7.8) while the Dolphins rank 172nd in steals allowed per game (7.5).
  • Jacksonville averages 6.5 blocks per game, which ranks 48th in the nation. Bethune-Cookman ranks 167th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (4.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (4.6 below their season average).
  • The Dolphins have been outscored by an average of 6.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Jacksonville has defeated opponents by an average of 5.7 points.