Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lions versus the Bisons? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Allen Arena in Nashville, TN. This Atlantic Sun conference matchup has an over/under of 160.5 points, and Lipscomb is favored to win by -8 at home vs. North Alabama.


The Pick: Lipscomb Bisons -8

This game will be played at Allen Arena at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-65 in favor of the Bisons.
  • Not only will Lipscomb pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 160.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog North Alabama?

North Alabama will be looking to improve their 4-12 road record when they take on Lipscomb. So far this season, the Lions have gone 14-16, including an 8-8 mark in Atlantic Sun play.

North Alabama has gone 3-10 in games where they were the underdog, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five road games. In their most recent game, they beat Central Arkansas by a score of 82-78.

North Alabama has an ATS record of 13-15 this season and they are 7-9 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Lions are 7-6 vs. the spread this year and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog. Over their last 3 road games, North Alabama is 1-2 vs. the spread.

North Alabama’s over/under record for the season sits at 15-12-1, and today’s line of 160.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.7). So far, 20 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 152 points per game.

North Alabama’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 82 points vs. Central Arkansas. Overall, they hit 38.3% of their shots from the field and went 27/28 from the free-throw line. Damian Forrest led the scoring for the Lions, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Will Soucie chipped in with 18 points.

So far, the Lions’ defense is ranked 273rd in the country at 76.1 points per contest. North Alabama’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Central Arkansas offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 78 points.

Does Lipscomb Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, the Bisons have been dominant, going 10-1 with an average scoring margin of +9.0 points per game. Their current win streak at home is at six games, and they are 15-4 this season when favored.

Overall, Lipscomb is 20-11, and they have won four straight games. In their last outing, they beat Eastern Kentucky by a score of 81-67.

As the favorite, Lipscomb has gone 12-7 against the spread this season. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bisons are 4-6 vs. the spread. Their home ATS record this year is 7-4, but over their last 10 games at home, they are just 5-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Lipscomb games is 17-11 and today’s over/under line of 160.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (153). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 162 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Lipscomb offense tallied 81 points in a matchup against Eastern Kentucky. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.8%, and they made 7 threes. The Lipscomb offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.4 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 38% of their looks from outside this season.

Looking at the Lipscomb defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.5 points per game (276th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.7 threes per game vs. North Alabama. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.9%.