Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Trojans and Lions. The game is starting at 4:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Lions at Hyland Arena in Saint Charles, MO. Get ready to place your bets! In this Ohio Valley matchup, Little Rock is favored by -11.5 vs. Lindenwood. The over/under for the game is 146.5 points.

LITTLE ROCK TROJANS VS LINDENWOOD LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lindenwood Lions +11.5

This game will be played at Hyland Arena at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE LINDENWOOD LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-72 in favor of the Trojans.
  • Even though we have Little Rock winning straight-up, we like Lindenwood at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 147 points.

Does Little Rock Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Little Rock enters this game as 11.5-point favorites and has gone 11-3 when favored this season. They come in with a record of 17-11, including a 6-7 mark in non-conference games.

On the road, the Trojans have gone 6-7 this season and have won their last three games away from home. So far, they have an average scoring margin of +0.7 points per game on the road.

Overall, Little Rock has an ATS record of 16-12 this season. When favored, they are 9-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Trojans have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Little Rock’s over/under record this season is 13-15 and the average over/under line in their games is 152.3. Today’s line of 146.5 is lower than the average scoring in their games this year of 151.7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 1-9.

Little Rock is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 83 points vs. Southeast Missouri State. This figure is more than their season average of 77.4 points per game. Jamir Chaplin is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Khalen Robinson brings a PPG average of 15.9 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Little Rock defense is giving up an average of 74.3 points per contest. Little Rock will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Southeast Missouri State to just 33% shooting in their most recent game.

Can the Lions Lock in a Home Win?

After losing their last game to UT Martin by a score of 106-82, Lindenwood has a record of 8-20. Their losing streak is currently at six games, and they have gone 2-13 in Ohio Valley Conference games this season.

At home, the Lions have a record of 1-9, and their average scoring margin is -9.9 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 3-7.

As the underdog this season, Lindenwood has gone 7-15 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lions have an ATS mark of just 1-9. At home, Lindenwood’s ATS record is 2-8 this year and they have gone 0-3 ATS in their last 3 home games.

On the season, the over/under record for Lindenwood games is 10-15, and today’s line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line of 139.5 in their games. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 with an average of 156 points scored. In their last five games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

Lindenwood is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 82 points vs. UT Martin. This figure is more than their season average of 65.4 points per game. Leading Lindenwood in scoring vs. UT Martin was Keenon Cole with his 17 points. Darius Beane also added 13 points for the Lions.

Currently, the Lions’ defense holds the 206th rank in the nation, allowing 73.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. UT Martin, the Skyhawks finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 106 points vs. Lindenwood.