North Alabama Lions vs. Lipscomb Bisons Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The North Alabama Lions (6-10, 1-2 Asun) and the Lipscomb Bisons (7-9, 2-1 Asun) square off at Allen Arena. The Lions can put an end to a nine-game road losing streak. The game gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

North Alabama Lions at Lipscomb Bisons ATS Odds

In their last game, the Bisons defeated the Kennesaw State Owls, 85-73, while the Lions fell to the Liberty Flames, 63-52.

Lipscomb played a nearly flawless contest. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 (above their season average of 27.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.592 (above their season average of 0.501). For those same stats, Kennesaw State was 6.9 and 0.555, respectively. North Alabama, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of making free throws (12-16; 75.0 percent). Lipscomb received a boost from Ahsan Asadullah, who finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Mervin James, meanwhile played a key role for North Alabama with 16 points.

The Bisons dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the last matchup, Lipscomb won 87-75. Lipscomb was lights out from beyond the arc (12-27; 44.4 percent). North Alabama, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 21.4). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It could be an error-filled game for the North Alabama offense. North Alabama ranks 287th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.2 percent), while the gambling defense of Lipscomb forces the 86th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.7 percent).

North Alabama Lions at Lipscomb Bisons Free Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Lipscomb, ATS Winner – Lipscomb, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • North Alabama ranks 45th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while Lipscomb ranks 219th (24.8).
  • The Lions rank 167th in rebounds per game (35.1) while the Bisons rank 186th in rebounds allowed per game (37.0).
  • The Lions rank 49th in assists allowed per game (10.9) while the Bisons rank 148th (13.3).
  • North Alabama ranks 37th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Lipscomb ranks 77th (6.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 66.0 points per game (1.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 76.2 points per game (6.3 above their season average).
  • The Bisons have been outscored by an average of 8.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Lipscomb has defeated opponents by an average of 0.3 points.