Stetson vs. North Alabama - 3/3/20 Atlantic Sun Tournament QuarterfinalsCollege Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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North Alabama Lions (13-16) at Stetson Hatters (15-16)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Edmunds Center)
The Line: Stetson Hatters -1.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5
The North Alabama Lions and the Stetson Hatters meet in Atlantic Sun college basketball tournament action from the Edmunds Center on Tuesday night.
The North Alabama Lions come into this game as the #5-seed, sitting with a conference record of 8-8 as part of a 13-16 record on the year. Christian Agnew leads North Alabama in scoring with 12.9 PPG while Jamari Blackmon is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 12.1 PPG and 2.8 APG this season. Mervin James has 9.7 PPG and C.J. Brim has 9 PPG while Emanuel Littles has 8 PPG and 10.4 RPG this season. As a team, North Alabama is averaging 68.6 points on 42.6% shooting from the field, 33.8% from 3-point range and 68.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69.3 points on 43.5% shooting from the field and 33.1% from 3-point range this season.
The Stetson Hatters enter the tournament as the #4 seed, coming in with a 9-7 conference record as part of a 15-16 overall record this season. Rob Perry leads Stetson in scoring with 15.4 PPG while Mahamadou Diawara is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 12.5 PPG and 6.5 RPG this season. Christiaan Jones has 10 PPG while Jahlil Rawley has 7.1 PPG and a team-high 1.7 APG this season. As a team, Stetson is averaging 63.2 points on 44.2% shooting from the field, 32.5% from 3-point range and 65.1% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 65.5 points on 41.3% shooting from the field and 33.3% from behind the arc this season.
The low line with Stetson is tempting, but North Alabama is in their D-I transition period, so there’s no postseason for the Lions, meaning this is their big dance. I expect the Lions to throw everything at Stetson here, so I’ll take a shot with North Alabama and the points in this one.