North Alabama Lions vs. UNCG Spartans Free Prediction


The North Alabama Lions (3-7) and the UNCG Spartans (9-2) face off at Michael B. Fleming Gymnasium. The Lions will attempt to end a six-game road losing streak. The game starts at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

North Alabama Lions at UNCG Spartans Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Spartans defeated the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 74-66, while the Lions were beaten by the Samford Bulldogs, 91-74.

The Spartans had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (54.3 vs. 41.0) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.523 vs. 0.509). North Alabama, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 20.0). Francis Alonso played well for UNCG, finishing with 23 points and six rebounds. North Alabama, meanwhile, was lifted by Jamari Blackmon, who put up 17 points.

The Lions’ Blackmon has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Alonso has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Spartans.

The upper-echelon offense of UNCG will go head-to-head against the bottom-tier defense of North Alabama. The Spartans rank seventh in effective field goal percentage (0.580), while the Lions are 256th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.517). The Spartans figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.

North Alabama vs. UNCG Free Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – UNCG, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UNCG ranks 92nd in rebounds allowed per game (33.5) while North Alabama ranks 257th (38.8).
  • The Spartans rank 18th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Lions rank 124th (3.5).
  • North Alabama ranks 10th in three pointers attempted per game (29.4) while UNCG ranks 108th (23.3).
  • The Spartans rank 15th in steals per game (8.8) while the Lions rank 139th (6.1).
  • UNCG ranks 34th in assists allowed per game (10.7) while North Alabama ranks 145th (13.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 70.0 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.6 points per game (0.6 below their season average).
  • The Spartans\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 15.8, down from 17.3 for the season.