Looking to win big? The Bears and Lions face off at 8:15 ET on ESPN+. The Lions are hosting the game at Flowers Hall in Florence, AL. The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have the Lions as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 151.5 points.


The Pick: Central Arkansas Bears +10

This game will be played at Flowers Hall at 8:15 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-71 in favor of the Lions.
  • Even though we have North Alabama winning straight-up, we like Central Arkansas at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will the Bears Win in Florence?

Central Arkansas will be on the road for today's matchup against North Alabama. So far, the Bears have been the underdog in 13 of their 16 games this season and are 2-11 in those games. They come into today's game on a three-game losing streak and are 4-12 overall.

In their last game, Central Arkansas took on Missouri and lost by a score of 92-59. This season, the Bears are 1-8 on the road and have an average scoring margin of -17.7 points per game away from home.

As the underdog, Central Arkansas has gone 7-5-1 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-4 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-4-1. In their last 3 road games, they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Central Arkansas games is 5-8-1. The average scoring total in their games is 148 points, which is three points less than the average over/under line of 151 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 with an average scoring total of 161 points.

The Central Arkansas offense is coming off a game in which they scored 59 points vs. Missouri. Overall their field goal percentage was 35.8% while connecting on 9 threes. Carl Daughtery Jr. was the leading scorer for the Bears, putting up 23 points. In addition, Tucker Anderson contributed 11 points.

At present, the Bears' defense is nationally ranked 235th, allowing 76.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.1 threes per game vs. North Alabama. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 38.1%.

Will the Lions Win at Home?

North Alabama comes into today's matchup as 10-point favorites against Central Arkansas. So far this season, the Lions have gone 3-1 at home and have an average scoring margin of +6.0 points per game at home.

Over their last 10 games at home, North Alabama is 7-3. In their last game, the Lions faced off against Texas Tech and were blown out by a score of 85-57. So far, North Alabama has been favored in six of their 14 games and have gone 4-2 in those matchups.

North Alabama has an ATS record of 5-7 this season and they are 2-2 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lions have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in North Alabama's games this season (146.3). Currently, their over/under record is 5-7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their OU record during this span is 1-2. On the year, nine of their games have finished with less points than today's OU line.

Against Texas Tech, the North Alabama had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76.4 points per game. They scored 57 points and posted a field goal percentage of 37.9% in the game. Jacari Lane is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 13.7. Meanwhile, KJ Johnson also brings a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

Currently, the Lions' defense holds the 219th rank in the nation, allowing 75.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, North Alabama's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.8% this season.