Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Governors versus the Lions? Tip off is at at 8:15 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Flowers Hall in Florence, AL. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 141.5 points, and North Alabama is favored by -3 to win at home against Austin Peay.

AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS VS NORTH ALABAMA LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Alabama Lions -3

This game will be played at Flowers Hall at 8:15 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE NORTH ALABAMA LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-71 in favor of the Lions.
  • Not only will North Alabama pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Are Austin Peay Ready for a Road Win?

Coming into tonight’s game against North Alabama, Austin Peay has a 14-13 overall record and a 7-5 record in Atlantic Sun play. They are currently riding a four-game win streak, and they were victorious in their last game, beating Central Arkansas 77-67. On the road this season, the Governors are just 4-12.

So far this season, Austin Peay has been the underdog in 17 of their 27 games, and they have gone 6-11 in those games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.8 compared to +5.8 at home. Over their last ten road games, the Governors are 3-7.

As the underdog, Austin Peay has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 11-6. On the road, their ATS record is 9-7 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Governors have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Austin Peay this season is 14-10 and the average scoring in their games is 140.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (139) and over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points.

Austin Peay finished with 77 points in their game against Central Arkansas. This total surpasses their season-average of 71.6 points per game. Leading Austin Peay in scoring vs. Central Arkansas was Dezi Jones with his 25 points. Ja’Monta Black also added 21 points for the Governors.

Coming into today’s game, the Austin Peay defense is giving up an average of 69.7 points per contest. In today’s game, the Austin Peay defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 67 points.

Can the North Alabama Offense Score Enough at Home?

North Alabama is 8-4 this season when favored, and they have won four straight games at home. Over their last ten games at home, the Lions are 7-3, and they are 8-3 at home this season.

The Lions are 13-13 overall, and they are 7-5 in Atlantic Sun Conference play. They won their most recent game, 75-70, against Lipscomb.

North Alabama has an ATS record of 12-12 this season and they are 6-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lions have gone 5-5 ATS.

For the season, the over/under record for North Alabama games is 12-11-1 with an average of 151.2 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 142 points.

Coming off their recent game, the North Alabama offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Lipscomb. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.8%, and they made 6 threes. One area that the North Alabama offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 146th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

Coming into the game, North Alabama will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 75.4 points per game (253rd). Against Lipscomb, the Lions’ defense gave up 70 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Lipscomb only made 9 free-throws.