Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Hatters versus the Lions? Tip off is at at 8:45 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Flowers Hall in Florence, AL. The over/under for this game is set at 150.5 points, and North Alabama is favored by -1 vs. Stetson in a Atlantic Sun conference matchup.

STETSON HATTERS VS NORTH ALABAMA LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stetson Hatters +1

This game will be played at Flowers Hall at 8:45 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE STETSON HATTERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Hatters.
  • Not only will Stetson pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Stetson Win on the Road?

Stetson comes into this game as the underdog, as they have been the underdog in 11 of their 22 games this season. They have a record of 5-6 in those games.

On the road, the Hatters have struggled this year, going just 3-8. Their average scoring margin on the road is -10.7 points per game.

Stetson’s overall ATS record this season is 10-9, but they are just 3-5 vs. the spread when favored. As the underdog, the Hatters have gone 7-4 vs. the spread this year and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Stetson’s games this year (145.3). This season, the over/under record in their games is 7-11-1. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

Stetson’s offense had a good outing, putting up 80 points against Lipscomb. They achieved a 54.5% field goal percentage and went 11/16 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Hatters have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 137th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 62nd in percentage and 24th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Hatters’ defense is positioned 144th in the country, permitting 71.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Stetson’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.9% this season.

Will the North Alabama Defense Show Up at Home?

North Alabama enters today’s game as a 1-point favorite over Stetson. The Lions have gone 6-3 when favored this season, compared to a 1-9 record as the underdog.

North Alabama has been much better at home this season, going 5-3 compared to 2-9 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.2, while it is -8.2 on the road.

North Alabama has an ATS record of 9-10 this season. At home, they are 4-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lions have gone 5-5.

North Alabama’s over/under record this season is 11-8 and the average scoring in their games is 153.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (148.6). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring in those games is 171 points.

North Alabama is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 90 points versus Queens (NC). This output is higher than their season-average of 77.6 points per game. The top scorer for the Lions was Jacari Lane with 27 points, while KJ Johnson also added 24 to the scoreboard.

Looking at the North Alabama defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.6 points per game (263rd). In today’s game vs. Stetson, the North Alabama defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, North Alabama made 17 free-throws vs. the Lions.