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South Carolina State Bulldogs take on Wildcats in college basketball test

South Carolina State BulldogsBethune-Cookman Wildcats
March 6, 6:30 PM | Joel Coliseum

South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for South Carolina State when they take on the Wildcats on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the MEAC Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Joel Coliseum.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 1-1 ATS. South Carolina State is 0-0 against the total, while Bethune-Cookman is 1-1 versus the number.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wildcats as 11-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 297-rated Wildcats and the No. 313-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-56 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Bethune-Cookman's No. 251-ranked scoring average of 64.6 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 339 and allowing 77.6 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 42.9% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (39.4% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Carolina State owns the country's No. 340-rated mark, allowing 82.5 points per game on the highway. Bethune-Cookman, on the other hand, rates No. 82 in scoring at home.

Last time out for South Carolina State, they were an 82-71 loser as they battled Delaware State on the road. Omar Sanders scored 20 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 82-71 against Delaware State in college basketball action at Memorial Hall.

Last time out for Bethune-Cookman, they were an 88-80 winner as they battled Coppin State at home. Bethune-Cookman got 22 points from Garrius Holloman en route to an 88-80 victory over Coppin State on Thursday at Moore Gymnasium.