Bellarmine Knights vs North Alabama Lions Prediction, 1/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bellarmine Knights vs North Alabama Lions
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Flowers Hall in Florence, AL
TV: Youtube TV
The Bellarmine Knights (5-9) are en route to Flowers Hall on Monday where they will meet the North Alabama Lions (8-5).
The Bellarmine Knights played Liberty and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-53 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Knights left the arena with 7 and Liberty recorded 12 fouls. They also buried 12 of their 29 tries from beyond the perimeter. Liberty finished the contest at 33.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 2 of their 6 shots. On top of that, Liberty had 24 rebounds (3 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Liberty recorded 18 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. In reference to the defense, Bellarmine allowed their opponent to shoot 53.8% from the floor on 28 of 52 shooting. They also doled out 12 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 23 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Knights converted 5 of 6 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Bellarmine wrapped up the contest with a 44.4% FG percentage (20 out of 45) and made 8 out of their 23 shots from 3-point land.
Garrett Tipton is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He accumulated 16 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 40 mins played but ended the game without a board. He finished the game at 54.5% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Bellarmine comes into this matchup with a record of 5-9 on the year. They have an average of 66.9 pts per game (306th in college basketball) while hitting 45.9% from the field. The Knights are shooting 38.2% on three-point shots (128 of 335) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Bellarmine is pulling down 29.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 209 assists on the year, which ranks 64th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 11.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.3 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Knights have forced 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.9 fouls. They are 309th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 199 relinquished this year. The Knights defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 42.4% (300 of 707) and they surrender 30.6 rebounds per contest as a squad. They concede 34.3% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 71st in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (64.3).
For their last game, the North Alabama Lions walked away with a victory by a final of 83-45 when they faced Williams Baptist College. When it comes to cleaning up the glass, North Alabama allowed Williams Baptist College to collect 20 in all (5 offensive). They finished 13.6% from distance by shooting 3 out of 22 and finished the contest at 8 out of 10 from the charity stripe (80.0%). The Lions permitted Williams Baptist College to knock down 17 of their 61 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 27.9% in the game. When all was said and done, the Lions walked away from this one shooting 28 for 58 from the field which had them sitting at 48.3%. In terms of shots from downtown, North Alabama buried 12 of their 25 attempts (48.0%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.9%. Williams Baptist College committed 14 personal fouls for the game which got the Lions to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Lions corralled 33 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 49 in this contest.
KJ Johnson ended up being a major contributor for the Lions in this matchup. He earned 14 points in his 18 mins on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup. He converted 4 of 5 for this game for a rate of 80.0%, and had 1 rebound.
North Alabama has a mark of 8-5 so far this season. The Lions are responsible for committing 17.2 fouls per game and they go 66.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per game (228th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.8 times per game. North Alabama has tallied 996 points for the year (76.6 per game) and they collect 36.8 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Lions are connecting on 47.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 58th in the nation.
The North Alabama defense surrenders 36.0% on 3-point shots (93 of 258) and opponents are converting on 66.7% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 12.7 assists and 33.4 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 194th and 137th in college hoops. The Lions defensively are ranked 240th in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.2. They are forcing 12.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the field (251st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Alabama
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