Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lions versus the Dolphins? Tip off is at at 3:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Swisher Gymnasium in Jacksonville, FL. In this Atlantic Sun matchup, North Alabama is favored by -1 vs. Jacksonville. The over/under for the game is 143 points.

NORTH ALABAMA LIONS VS JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Jacksonville Dolphins +1

This game will be played at Swisher Gymnasium at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-64 in favor of the Dolphins.
  • Not only will Jacksonville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Lions Chances in Jacksonville

North Alabama enters this game with a 12-12 record, including a 6-4 mark in Atlantic Sun Conference play. The Lions have won five straight games and are 8-3 when favored this season. On the road, North Alabama is 3-9 this season, including a 2-1 record in its last three games away from home.

In their last game, the Lions defeated North Florida by a score of 79-74. This season, North Alabama's average scoring margin on the road is -7.1 points per game. Over the team's last 10 road games, it has gone 3-7.

North Alabama has an even 11-11 record against the spread this season. On the road, the Lions are 6-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 3 road games, they have gone 2-1 ATS.

Today's over/under line of 143 is lower than the average over/under line in North Alabama's games this year (148.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1, and in their last five games, the over/under record is 3-1-1. This season, their over/under record is 12-9-1. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today's over/under line of 143.

North Alabama's offense had a good outing, putting up 79 points against North Florida. They achieved a 50% field goal percentage and went 18/24 from the free-throw line. Jacari Lane is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 14.9. Meanwhile, KJ Johnson also brings a PPG average of 14.4 into the game.

Coming into the game, North Alabama will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.0 points per game (262nd). So far, the North Alabama defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (462nd).

Does Jacksonville Have What it Takes at Home?

With a record of 12-12, Jacksonville has been much better at home compared to on the road. They are 7-1 at home compared to 2-11 on the road, and their average scoring margin at home is +8.0 compared to -15.9 on the road.

As the underdog, the Dolphins have gone just 2-11 compared to 7-1 as the favorite. Their most recent game was a 59-55 win over Central Arkansas, and they have gone 9-1 in their last ten games at home.

As the underdog, Jacksonville has gone 4-9 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 8-13. At home, the Dolphins are 5-3 vs. the spread and they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 home games.

This season, Jacksonville games have an over/under record of 14-7, and today's line of 143 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (142.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 128 points compared to their season average of 145.6 points per game. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 143.

Against Central Arkansas, the Jacksonville had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 72.5 points per game. They scored 59 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.6% in the game. Robert McCray is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 17. Meanwhile, Marcus Niblack also brings a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

In terms of defense, Jacksonville is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.0 points per game. So far, the Jacksonville defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.7 times per game (686th).