Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Lions and Knights. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Knights at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY. Get ready to place your bets! North Alabama is favored by -3 in this Atlantic Sun conference contest against Bellarmine. The game’s over/under currently sits at 142 points.

NORTH ALABAMA LIONS VS BELLARMINE KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Alabama Lions -3

This game will be played at Freedom Hall at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE NORTH ALABAMA LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-70 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 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.

Will North Alabama Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

North Alabama is favored by 3 points in tonight’s game against Bellarmine. The Lions have an overall record of 13-15, and they have lost their last two games. So far, they are 7-7 in Atlantic Sun Conference games and 6-8 in non-conference games.

On the road this season, North Alabama is just 3-11, and their average scoring margin is -6.6 points per game. Over their last ten road games, they have gone 3-7, and their record as the favorite this season is 8-5.

North Alabama has been .500 against the spread this season with a 13-13 record. On the road, the Lions have gone 7-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, North Alabama has a 4-6 ATS mark.

North Alabama’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-12-1, and today’s line of 142 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148.7). Over their last three games, the over/under mark is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 152 points.

The North Alabama offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Eastern Kentucky. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.8% while connecting on 5 threes. Leading North Alabama in scoring vs. Eastern Kentucky was Jacari Lane with his 26 points. KJ Johnson also added 11 points for the Lions.

Coming into the game, North Alabama will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 75.8 points per game (267th). So far, the North Alabama defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (439th).

Will Bellarmine Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Heading into today’s game, Bellarmine has an overall record of 7-21, including a 3-10 record in Atlantic Sun Conference play. At home, the Knights are just 2-7 this season, and they are 2-17 when listed as the underdog.

In their last game, Bellarmine defeated Central Arkansas by a score of 68-65. Over their last 10 games at home, the Knights have gone 4-6, and over their last five games, they are 2-3.

As the underdog, Bellarmine has struggled against the spread this season, going just 5-13-1. Their ATS mark at home is just 1-8 and they are just 1-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. Overall, the Knights’ ATS record for the year is 6-18-1.

On the season, the over/under record for Bellarmine is 12-13, and today’s over/under line of 142 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (141.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 128 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their recent game, the Knights’ offense concluded with 68 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 68.2 points per contest. For the season, the Bellarmine offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 363rd in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 42%.

At present, the Knights’ defense is nationally ranked 226th, allowing 73.9 points per game. Against Central Arkansas in their most recent game, the Bellarmine defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Central Arkansas to hit 39% of their shots.