Who's Playing

Bethune-Cookman @ Florida A&M

Current Records: Bethune-Cookman 9-20; Florida A&M 12-16

What to Know

The Florida A&M Rattlers are 2-9 against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman will face off in an SWAC battle at 4 p.m. ET at Al Lawson Center. The Rattlers are out to stop a five-game streak of losses at home.

Florida A&M came up short against the Southern Jaguars on Monday, falling 58-49.

Meanwhile, Bethune-Cookman didn't have too much breathing room in their contest with the Grambling Tigers on Monday, but they still walked away with a 69-63 victory.

Florida A&M is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor's paradise, though, as they've failed to beat the spread in six of their 11 home games.

The Rattlers are now 12-16 while the Wildcats sit at 9-20. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Florida A&M is 26th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 64.7 on average. Bethune-Cookmen have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the game with the eighth fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 63 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Al Lawson Center -- Tallahassee, Florida
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $59.00


The Rattlers are a 5-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Bethune-Cookman have won nine out of their last 11 games against Florida A&M.

  • Jan 03, 2022 - Bethune-Cookman 66 vs. Florida A&M 59
  • Mar 05, 2020 - Bethune-Cookman 72 vs. Florida A&M 70
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Florida A&M 73 vs. Bethune-Cookman 67
  • Mar 07, 2019 - Florida A&M 64 vs. Bethune-Cookman 56
  • Feb 23, 2019 - Bethune-Cookman 67 vs. Florida A&M 54
  • Mar 01, 2018 - Bethune-Cookman 89 vs. Florida A&M 77
  • Jan 13, 2018 - Bethune-Cookman 99 vs. Florida A&M 81
  • Mar 02, 2017 - Bethune-Cookman 69 vs. Florida A&M 59
  • Jan 16, 2017 - Bethune-Cookman 82 vs. Florida A&M 76
  • Feb 20, 2016 - Bethune-Cookman 55 vs. Florida A&M 54
  • Jan 30, 2016 - Bethune-Cookman 88 vs. Florida A&M 56