Planning on watching today’s Screaming Eagles and Lions game? Catch the action at Hyland Arena in Saint Charles, MO, as the Lions hosts this showdown at 3:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Ohio Valley conference contest is set at 138.5 points, with the Lions being the favored team playing at home against the Screaming Eagles.
SOUTHERN INDIANA SCREAMING EAGLES VS LINDENWOOD LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Lindenwood Lions -1.5
This game will be played at Hyland Arena at 3:30 ET on Sunday, December 31st.
WHY BET THE LINDENWOOD LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 86-66 in favor of the Lions.
- Not only will Lindenwood pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 152 points.
Can the Screaming Eagles Grab a Win on the Road?
Southern Indiana comes into the game with a 3-11 record, having played 14 games. The Screaming Eagles are 0-7 on the road and 0-3 this year. As of today’s game, Southern Indiana has a 5-5 record against the spread. This includes a 4-3 performance on the road vs. the spread and a 1-2 record at home.
Looking at their over/under performance through 14 games, Southern Indiana has an over/under record of 3-7-0, with their games averaging 134.6 points per game on average. Looking at the Screaming Eagles’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 146 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Southern Indiana offense ended with 50 points against Southern Illinois. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 25.5% and made 4 threes. Jeremiah Hernandez is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.1. Meanwhile, AJ Smith also brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.
So far, the Screaming Eagles’ defense is ranked 167th in the country at 72.1 points per contest. Against Southern Illinois in their most recent game, the Southern Indiana defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing Southern Illinois to hit 52% of their shots.
Are the Lions Ready for a Home Win?
The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles have a 6-7 overall record as they prepare to take on Lindenwood. In their previous ten home games, including last year, Lindenwood has a 7-3 record. As we assess Lindenwood’s performance against the spread, they currently hold a 5-5 ATS record entering today’s game. In their previous five games, the team has gone 2-1 vs. the spread.
Through 13 games, Lindenwood has an over/under record of 5-5-0 with their games averaging a combined 139.2 points per game so far. The Lions have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 138 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1.
Coming off their recent game, the Lindenwood offense tallied 57 points in a matchup against Missouri State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 31.7%, and they made 2 threes. In terms of offense, the Lions have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, putting them 337th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 395th in percentage and 357th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Lions’ defense is positioned 155th in the country, permitting 71.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Missouri State, the Bears finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 79 points vs. Lindenwood.