Planning on watching today’s Bisons and Lions game? Catch the action at Flowers Hall in Florence, AL, as the Lions hosts this showdown at 8:45 ET on ESPN+. In this Atlantic Sun matchup, Lipscomb is favored by -2.5 vs. North Alabama. The over/under for the game is 157 points.

LIPSCOMB BISONS VS NORTH ALABAMA LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Alabama Lions +2.5

This game will be played at Flowers Hall at 8:45 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE NORTH ALABAMA LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Bisons.
  • Even though we have Lipscomb winning straight-up, we like North Alabama at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Bisons Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

After a 101-95 win over Kennesaw State, Lipscomb has won three straight games and has an overall record of 16-10. They have gone 7-4 in Atlantic Sun games and are 9-6 in non-conference action.

On the road, the Bisons are 6-8 and have a scoring margin of 0.0. They come into this game on a two-game road losing streak and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home.

As the favorite, Lipscomb has struggled against the spread recently, going 0-3 in their last 3 games and 0-5 in their last 5. However, they have gone 8-6 vs. the spread this season when favored. On the road, the Bisons have an ATS record of 9-5 this year and are 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

This year, the over/under record for Lipscomb games is 15-8 and today’s line of 157 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (152.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 179 points.

Lipscomb recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 101 points against Kennesaw State. This output exceeded their season average of 82.1 points per game. Leading Lipscomb in scoring vs. Kennesaw State was Will Pruitt with his 24 points. Owen McCormack also added 16 points for the Bisons.

The Bisons’ defense is presently ranked 274th nationally, allowing an average of 77.0 points per contest. Lipscomb’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Kennesaw State offense to knock down 56% of their shots on their way to putting up 95 points.

Can North Alabama Grab a Win at Home?

North Alabama will look to bounce back from a tough 67-63 loss to Jacksonville, as they enter this contest as 2.5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Lions have gone 12-13, including a 7-3 record at home.

Over their last 10 games at home, North Alabama has gone 7-3, and their average scoring margin at home this season is +4.2. So far, they have been the underdog in 11 of their 25 games, going 2-9 in those contests.

North Alabama has an ATS record of 11-12 this season, including a mark of 5-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lions have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

North Alabama’s over/under record this season is 12-10-1, and today’s line of 157 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, and their OU record in their last 10 games is 6-3-1.

Coming off their recent game, the North Alabama offense tallied 63 points in a matchup against Jacksonville. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.3%, and they made 7 threes. Offensively, the Lions hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 225th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 164th in terms of percentage and 162nd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the North Alabama defense is giving up an average of 75.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Jacksonville, the Dolphins finished with a field goal percentage of 36% and a total of 67 points vs. North Alabama.