The Abilene Christian Wildcats (2-1) will be at home in Moody Coliseum when they take on the Lipscomb Bisons (2-2). Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Monday, November 20, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
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The Bisons were blown out by the Texas Longhorns in their last contest, 80-57. With 17 points on 4-for-11 shooting, Garrison Mathews was the top scorer from either team. Texas held the Bisons to an effective field goal percentage of 0.310 (below their season average of 0.457). Lipscomb, on the other hand, held the Longhorns to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 33.3).
In the Wildcats last matchup, they blew out the Howard Payne Yellow Jackets, 112-62. Abilene Christians Jaylen Franklin played a key role with 12 points and seven assists. Abilene Christian played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 39.3 and a turnover percentage of 11.4. For those same stats, Howard Payne recorded marks of 13.2 and 21.9, respectively.
The sweet-shooting offense of Abilene Christian will battle against the mid-tier defense of Lipscomb. Since last season, the Wildcats offense ranks 51st in effective field goal percentage (0.538), while the Lipscomb defense ranks 212th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.508). The Wildcats should have the advantage on that end of the court. It could also be a sloppy game for the Bisons offense, which ranks 282nd in ball security (turnover percentage of 20.2 percent). Theyll be going up against the stingy defense of the Wildcats, which has forced the 31st-most turnovers in the nation (21.7 percent).
Lipscomb Bisons vs. Abilene Christian Wildcats Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Lipscomb, ATS Winner – Lipscomb, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bisons average 17.5 assists per game, which ranks sixth in the NCAA. The Wildcats rank 147th in assists allowed per game (13.1).
- Lipscomb ranks seventh in three pointers attempted per game (27.7) while Abilene Christian ranks 252nd (18.8).
- The Bisons rank 90th in rebounds per game (37.4) while the Wildcats rank 296th (31.8).
- Abilene Christian ranks 46th in steals per game (7.3) while Lipscomb ranks 211th in steals allowed per game (6.7).