Florida A&M Rattlers take on Blue Hose in NCAA basketball test
Florida A&M Rattlers vs Presbyterian Blue Hose Odds
The Presbyterian Blue Hose will hit the floor running against the visiting Florida A&M Rattlers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The game is being played at Orleans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Presbyterian battles the Rattlers, currently sitting with a 0-5 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Blue Hose and 0-0 for the Rattlers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Hose, most recently No. 286 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rattlers, who rate No. 266 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 54-40 victory for the Rattlers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Presbyterian has the nation's No. 346-rated offensive output, at 47.6 PPG. The visiting Rattlers defense ranks No. 345 allowing on average 88.2 PPG. The Blue Hose FG% has averaged 36.2% so far, less than the Rattlers marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.5% per game.
Defensively, Florida A&M features the nation's No. 334-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.2 points per game. Presbyterian, meanwhile, comes in at No. 336 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida A&M was an 86-83 loser in its last match on the road against Longwood. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Longwood got 30 points from Tristan Carey en route to an 86-83 victory over Florida A&M on Friday at Orleans Arena.
Last time out for Presbyterian, they were an 89-55 loser as they battled Cornell on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Cornell cruised to victory on Friday, running Presbyterian out of the gym and running up an 89-55 score at Orleans Arena.
Florida A&M at North Florida, Thursday, November 29
Presbyterian home to Toccoa Falls, Tuesday, November 27