North Alabama Favored By Three Over Jacksonville State in ASUN Clash
- A Plus Picks
- Feb 24, 2023, 11:55:49 AM
North Alabama Lions (18-12, 10-7 ASUN) in an ASUN conference matchup on Friday, March 3rd. The game will be held at the Flowers Hall in Florence, Alabama at 7:00 pm EST. The Lions are favored by 3 points with an over/under of 140.5.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are coming off a dominant victory over the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears, where they won 101-71. Demaree King was the star of the game, scoring an impressive 35 points. King has been a key player for the Gamecocks this season, averaging 14.8 points and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 40.9% from beyond the arc.
The Gamecocks have struggled in conference play this season, going 5-12 against ASUN opponents. They are also 7-7 in games decided by at least 10 points. In their last 10 games, they have averaged 70.9 points, 33.2 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 4.9 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.4 points per game.
North Alabama Lions
The North Alabama Lions have been playing well recently, going 8-2 in their last 10 games. They are coming off a 78-61 victory over the Kennesaw State Owls. In that game, the Lions were led by C.J. Brim, who scored 23 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
The Lions are 3-0 in games decided by 3 points or fewer, and they have a 9-3 record at home. In their last 10 games, they have averaged 78.1 points, 30.9 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 5.1 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.6 points per game.
Looking at the betting trends for this game, the Lions are favored by 3 points with an over/under of 140.5. The Lions are 15-14-1 against the spread this season, while the Gamecocks are 12-18 against the spread. The total has gone under in 5 of North Alabama's last 7 games, and the total has gone over in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 7 games.
Public Betting Data
According to the latest betting data from KingPin.pro, North Alabama is currently a -3 favorite with 58% of the public betting on them to cover the spread. The over/under for the game is set at 140.5, with 52% of the public taking the over.
This is going to be an exciting game to watch as both teams have talented players who can take over the game. North Alabama is the better team overall, especially at home where they have been dominant with a 9-3 record. Jacari Lane has been on fire lately, and he will be a tough matchup for the Gamecocks.
However, Jacksonville State will come into this game with some momentum after Demaree King's 35-point performance against Central Arkansas. King is a prolific scorer, shooting 40.9% from beyond the arc with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game. If he can get hot from deep, he can keep the Gamecocks in the game.
North Alabama's defense has been solid this season, allowing only 66.9 points per game. They will look to shut down King and force other players on Jacksonville State to step up.
Based on their home record, recent form, and overall talent, North Alabama should be able to cover the -3 spread and win this game. However, with King's scoring ability, this game could be closer than expected. The over/under at 140.5 seems about right, and the game should be a high-scoring affair.
Pick: North Alabama -3