North Alabama Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Alabama Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: North Alabama (+25.5)
The Indiana Hoosiers (3-2) play the North Alabama Lions (2-1) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Sunday. The odds on this game have Indiana as 25.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 135.
North Alabama steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 2-1 this season. They currently have an average of 87.3 points per contest (29th in college basketball) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor. The Lions are shooting 34.1% on shots from 3-point land (30 of 88) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, North Alabama is grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 44 assists on the season, which is 218th in the nation in terms of passing. They cough up possession 9.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.0 fouls per game. On the defensive end of the court, the Lions have forced 17.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 fouls. They are ranked 20th in college basketball in giving up assists with 16 relinquished this season. The Lions defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 36.6% (60 of 164) and they concede 34.3 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 30.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 32nd in the country in opponents points per game (58.7).
The North Alabama Lions faced off with the Troy Trojans and took a loss by a final of 62-57 in their last contest. North Alabama walked away from the contest with a 38.2% field goal percentage (21 of 55) and converted 5 out of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Lions made 10 of 15 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 9 dimes in the matchup in addition to having 5 steals and 3 rejections. With respect to the defense, North Alabama allowed the other team to go 38.2% from the field on 21 of 55. Troy dished out 8 dimes and 3 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Trojans snagged 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Troy finished shooting 77.8% at the free throw line by burying 14 of 18 shots. They also converted 6 of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jamari Blackmon is a player who saw a lot of action for this contest. He accounted for 11 points on 4 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Blackmon walked away from this one shooting 26.7% from the floor and earned 2 assists. Another guy that played big minutes in this matchup for the Lions was Mervin James. He pulled down 4 boards and also accumulated 2 assists. He went 66.7% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 4-of-6 (11 points). When the game finished, James played for 18 min.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 3-2 this season. Indiana has earned 358 points on the campaign (71.6 per contest) and they snag 37.0 rebounds per game. The Hoosiers are responsible for committing 17.2 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 69.5% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Hoosiers are hitting on 44.1% from the field, which is ranked 216th in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 14.8 times per game (119th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.8 times per game. The Hoosiers defensively are ranked 68th in the nation in PPG given up with 63.0. The Indiana defense gives up 26.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (28 of 107) and their opposition makes 68.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 9.6 assists and 36.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 40th and 199th in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.6% from the field (54th in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Indiana Hoosiers took a loss by a score of 69-67 when they played the Florida State Seminoles. The Hoosiers snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 40 in the matchup. They also rejected 3 tries while earning 4 steals for the game. The Seminoles earned 22 fouls in the matchup which got the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for 28 shots. They were able to make 21 of those for a clip of 75.0%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Indiana made 4 of their 15 attempts (26.7%). In all, the Hoosiers shot 21 out of 57 from the field which had them shooting 36.8%. The Hoosiers permitted the Seminoles to make 25 of 69 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.2% for this game. They went 40.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 out of 20 and finished the game at 11 out of 21 at the free throw line (52.4%). When it comes to rebounding, Indiana permitted Florida State to snag 41 in total (16 on the offensive glass).
Trayce Jackson-Davis ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Hoosiers for this game. He made 8 out of 15 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which got him 25 points. Jackson-Davis snagged 17 rebounds in his 40 mins played and had 2 dimes for this contest. Another guy that was important for Indiana was Rob Phinisee. He finished with 9 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood via 2 of 10 from the floor in this game. Phinisee ended up shooting 20.0% from the field and also earning 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana (-25.5) and over 135 points
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