Betting on today’s Colonels and Lions game? Catch the action at Flowers Hall in Florence, AL, as the Lions hosts this showdown at 8:15 ET on ESPN+. The Colonels are favored in this Atlantic Sun conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 150.5 points.

EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS VS NORTH ALABAMA LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Alabama Lions +1

This game will be played at Flowers Hall at 8:15 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE NORTH ALABAMA LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Lions.
  • Not only will North Alabama pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Colonels Stand a Chance on the Road?

Eastern Kentucky comes into this game with a record of 7-9, including a 3-0 mark in Atlantic Sun Conference play. They have won three straight games, including an 86-63 victory over Central Arkansas. On the road this season, the Colonels are just 1-6, and their average scoring margin is -11.1 points per game.

So far this season, Eastern Kentucky has been favored in seven of their 16 games, going 4-3 in those contests. The Colonels are 3-3 at home, and they have a two-game winning streak at home. Overall, they have a scoring margin of -1.5 points per game at home.

Eastern Kentucky has an ATS record of 5-8 this season and they are 3-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Colonels have gone 3-4 vs. the spread this year and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Eastern Kentucky is 4-9 and today’s line of 150.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (153.2). So far, 6 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.

In their latest game, Eastern Kentucky’s offense looked good, scoring 86 points against Central Arkansas. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 11/14 free throws. Offensively, the Colonels hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 228th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 272nd in terms of percentage and 120th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Colonels’ defense holds the 279th rank in the nation, allowing 77.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.9 threes per game vs. North Alabama. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.2%.

Can the Lions Please their Home Crowd?

North Alabama will look to build on their 4-2 home record, as they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home. So far this season, the Lions have been the underdog in six games, going 0-6 in those contests.

In their last game, North Alabama beat Bellarmine by a score of 69-53. This season, they have an overall record of 7-9, including a 1-1 mark in Atlantic Sun play.

North Alabama’s ATS record this season is 6-8, including a 3-3 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lions are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record over the last 10 games is 3-5.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in North Alabama’s games this season (146.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

The North Alabama offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Bellarmine. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.6% while connecting on 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jacari Lane, who is averaging 14.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, KJ Johnson also maintains a PPG average of 13.2 heading into game.

At this time, the Lions’ defense is positioned 228th in the country, permitting 74.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. Eastern Kentucky. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.3%.