Lipscomb Bisons at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Lipscomb Bisons (5-1) will travel to the Murphy Athletic Center to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4). The game starts at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Lipscomb Bisons at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Blue Raiders fell to the Stanford Cardinal, 67-54, while the Bisons had no trouble getting past the Morehead State Eagles, 87-55.

Lipscomb played a flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.7 (better than their season average of 17.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.551 (above their season average of 0.534). For those same stats, Morehead State put up marks of 21.6 and 0.379, respectively. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, forced Stanford into a turnover percentage of 24.3 (above their season average of 18.9). Middle Tennessee’s Antonio Green played well, putting up 21 points. Meanwhile, Ahsan Asadullah fueled Lipscomb with 15 points and nine rebounds.

Points could be at a premium as two of the country’s best defenses battle. Since the 2017-18 season, Middle Tennessee ranks 52nd in defensive efficiency (98.7) and Lipscomb is 51st (98.6). Also, the Bisons rank 19th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.293), while the Blue Raiders rank 314th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.281).

Lipscomb at Middle Tennessee Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Middle Tennessee, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Lipscomb ranks 66th in three pointers attempted per game (24.5) while Middle Tennessee ranks 278th (18.9).
  • The Bisons rank 30th in assists per game (16.0) while the Blue Raiders rank 154th (13.6).
  • Middle Tennessee averages 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 135th in the NCAA. Lipscomb ranks 234th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • The Blue Raiders rank 65th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Bisons rank 258th (4.4).
  • Middle Tennessee ranks 26th in rebounds allowed per game (31.6) while Lipscomb ranks 196th (35.5).