The Lions and Screaming Eagles are set to face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Screaming Eagles will host the game at Screaming Eagles Arena in Evansville, IN. The over/under for this Ohio Valley conference contest is set at 142.5 points, with Southern Indiana being favored by -9.5 at home against Lindenwood.


The Pick: Lindenwood Lions +9.5

This game will be played at Screaming Eagles Arena at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-72 in favor of the Lions.
  • Not only will Lindenwood pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.

Can the Lions Grab a Win on the Road?

As an underdog, Lindenwood has gone 4-19 this season, and they enter this game on a seven-game losing streak. They are 8-21 overall and have gone 2-14 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

On the road, the Lions are 4-11 this season, and they have lost five straight games away from home. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 13.3 points per game.

Against the spread, Lindenwood has a 9-17 record this season. As the underdog, they are 8-15 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-9 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 2-8 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Lindenwood games is 11-15. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.7). Across their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 156 points.

The Lindenwood offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Little Rock. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.1% and connected on 11 threes. Keenon Cole is leading the team in scoring at 18 points per contest. Darius Beane has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.4 going into the game.

Currently, the Lions’ defense holds the 211st rank in the nation, allowing 73.7 points per game. Against Little Rock in their most recent game, the Lindenwood defense gave up a total of 82 points while allowing Little Rock to hit 39% of their shots.

Can the Screaming Eagles Grab a Win at Home?

At home this season, Southern Indiana has gone just 2-8, with an average margin of -4.9 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, the Screaming Eagles are 3-7.

Overall, Southern Indiana is 8-21 this season, going 5-11 in Ohio Valley Conference games. As the favorite, they have gone 0-3, compared to 5-18 as the underdog.

As the favorite, Southern Indiana has struggled against the spread this season, going 0-3. Their overall ATS record is 13-13, and they are just 4-6 vs. the spread at home this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Screaming Eagles are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is right in line with the average scoring in Southern Indiana’s games this year (142.6). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points.

Southern Indiana finished with 76 points in their game against Western Illinois. This total surpasses their season-average of 69 points per game. In terms of offense, the Screaming Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 368th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 262nd in percentage and 248th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Southern Indiana is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Western Illinois, the Leathernecks finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 82 points vs. Southern Indiana.