Betting on today's Lions and Red Raiders game? Catch the action at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX, as the Red Raiders hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 144.5 points, with the Red Raiders being the favored team playing at home against the Lions.


The Pick: North Alabama Lions +17.5

This game will be played at United Supermarkets Arena at 2:00 ET on Monday, January 1st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Red Raiders.
  • Even though we have Texas Tech winning straight-up, we like North Alabama at +17.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does North Alabama Have A Chance at United Supermarkets Arena?

North Alabama heads into their game against Texas Tech with a 6-7 record for the season. In their last ten away games, which includes games from last year, North Alabama has a 2-8 record. North Alabama has a subpar ATS record thus far, sitting below .500 at 5-6. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-3 vs. the spread.

In 13 games, North Alabama comes in with an over/under mark of 5-6-0, with their games averaging 150.2 points per game. The Lions have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 141 points per game.

The North Alabama offense is coming off a game in which they scored 66 points vs. Indiana. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.6% while connecting on 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jacari Lane who comes into today's matchup averaging 13.3. KJ Johnson also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.6.

At this time, the Lions' defense is positioned 209th in the country, permitting 74.4 points per game. Against Indiana in their most recent game, the North Alabama defense gave up a total of 83 points while allowing Indiana to hit 53% of their shots.

Will the Red Raiders Come Through as Home Favorites?

In today's game against North Alabama, the Texas Tech team, who currently has a 10-2 overall record, will be playing. So far this season, the Red Raiders have gone 3-2 on the road and have a perfect 7-0 record at home. Texas Tech currently has an ATS record of 5-7, which is below .500. When playing on the road, the Red Raiders are 2-3 vs. the spread, while at home they are 3-4 ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Texas Tech has an over/under record of 7-5-0, with their games averaging 142.5 points per game on average. When looking at the Red Raiders' last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 143 points per game.

Texas Tech's offense had a good outing, putting up 96 points against Sam Houston State. They achieved a 53.3% field goal percentage and went 17/24 from the free-throw line. In terms of three-point shooting, the Red Raiders offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 25.4 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.

Currently, the Red Raiders' defense holds the 52nd rank in the nation, allowing 65.1 points per game. In today's game vs. North Alabama, the Texas Tech defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Texas Tech made 17 free-throws vs. the Red Raiders.