Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Lions and Hoosiers. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on BTN, and it’s hosted by the Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 147.5 points, and the Hoosiers are favored to win at home vs. the Lions.
NORTH ALABAMA LIONS VS INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Hoosiers -13.5
This game will be played at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall at 8:30 ET on Thursday, December 21st.
WHY BET THE INDIANA HOOSIERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-64 in favor of the Hoosiers.
- Not only will Indiana pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Lions Pull Off a Win at Bloomington?
The North Alabama Lions, who are currently 6-6, will be taking on Indiana in their next game. In their previous ten road games, which includes last year, North Alabama has a 3-7 record. North Alabama has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-4. In their last five games, the team is 2-2 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, North Alabama has an over/under record of 3-6-0, with their games averaging 148.9 points per game on average. The Lions have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 146 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the North Alabama offense ended with 67 points against Tennessee Tech. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.9% and made 6 threes. Dallas Howell led the scoring for the Lions, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Jacari Lane chipped in with 10 points.
At present, the Lions’ defense is nationally ranked 224th, allowing 75.0 points per game. Against Tennessee Tech in their most recent game, the North Alabama defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Tennessee Tech to hit 45% of their shots.
Can Indiana Grab a Win at Home?
Indiana comes into today’s game against North Alabama with a season record of 8-3. In their previous ten home games, including those from last year, Indiana has gone 7-3. Indiana has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 3-4-1. The Hoosiers have gone 1-1-1 ATS on the road and 2-3 vs. the spread at home.
Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, Indiana has an over/under record of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 143.4 points per game on average. In the Hoosiers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 146 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
Indiana’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Michigan, finishing the game with a total of 78 points. Their season average is now 73.5 points per game. Kel’el Ware is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.5. Meanwhile, Malik Reneau also brings a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.
At this time, the Hoosiers’ defense is positioned 185th in the country, permitting 72.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Michigan, the Wolverines finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 75 points vs. Indiana.