Looking to win big? The Lions and Bisons face off at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bisons are hosting the game at Allen Arena in Nashville, TN. The over/under for this Atlantic Sun conference contest is set at 155.5 points, with the Bisons being the favored team playing at home against the Lions.

NORTH ALABAMA LIONS VS LIPSCOMB BISONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lipscomb Bisons -8.5

This game will be played at Allen Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE LIPSCOMB BISONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 81-64 in favor of the Bisons.
  • Not only will Lipscomb pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does North Alabama Have A Chance at Allen Arena?

North Alabama heads into today’s game against Lipscomb as 8.5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Lions have gone 7-11, including a 1-3 record in Atlantic Sun play. On the road, North Alabama has gone 1-8, and they enter today’s game on a four-game losing streak away from home.

In their last outing, the Lions fell to Austin Peay by a score of 83-80. Over their last 10 games on the road, North Alabama has gone 1-9. So far this season, they have gone 0-8 when listed as the underdog.

North Alabama has an ATS record of 7-9 this season and they are 4-5 against the spread on the road. As the underdog, their ATS mark is 3-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lions have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Through 16 games, the over/under record for North Alabama is 8-8. The average scoring total in their games this season is 149.8 points, which is 3.4 points higher than the average over/under line of 146.4. This year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 155.5, including five of their last 10. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 145 points.

In their most recent game, the Lions’ offense tallied 80 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.2 points per game. Offensively, the Lions hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 288th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 277th in terms of percentage and 192nd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Lions’ defense holds the 233rd rank in the nation, allowing 75.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Austin Peay, the Governors finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 83 points vs. North Alabama.

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

Through 19 games this season, Lipscomb has an 11-8 record, including a 4-1 mark at home. As the favorite, the Bisons have gone 6-1, compared to a 3-6 record as the underdog.

Coming off a 96-86 loss to Central Arkansas, Lipscomb will look to bounce back against North Alabama. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bisons are 8-2.

As the favorite this season, Lipscomb has an ATS record of 6-1. Their overall ATS mark is 12-4, and they are 4-1 ATS at home. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bisons have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Lipscomb games is 9-7. On average, their games have finished with 154.6 points, which is 3.5 points higher than the average over/under line of 151.1. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 167 points. Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is higher than the over/under line for 12 of their games this year.

The Lipscomb offense is coming off a game where they scored 86 points against Central Arkansas. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.7% and connected on 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Will Pruitt, who is averaging 12.9 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Derrin Boyd also maintains a PPG average of 16.3 heading into game.

Currently, the Bisons’ defense holds the 228th rank in the nation, allowing 74.8 points per game. Lipscomb’s three-point defense is currently 145th in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. Lipscomb.