Lipscomb Bisons vs. Belmont Bruins ATS Prediction

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It will be a clash between two phenomenal offenses when the Belmont Bruins (6-1) clash against the Lipscomb Bisons (6-1) at Curb Event Center. The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Lipscomb Bisons at Belmont Bruins Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Bruins lost to the Green Bay Phoenix, 100-92, while the Bisons were victorious over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 84-74.

Lipscomb played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.4 (better than their season average of 16.2) and a free throw rate of 0.386 (above their season average of 0.306). Middle Tennessee put up marks of 20.8 and 0.263, respectively, for those same stats. Belmont, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.0 (above their season average of 30.0). Belmont received a boost from Dylan Windler, who finished with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Garrison Mathews played a pivotal role for Lipscomb with 29 points.

In their first matchup this season, Caleb Hollander led the Bruins to an 87-83 victory. He registered a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Bruins’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Bisons. Belmont had a rate of 22.6, while Lipscomb posted a mark of 10.8.

The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the high-powered offense of Belmont takes on the elite defense of Lipscomb. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Bruins rank 17th in offensive efficiency, while the Bisons are 53rd in defensive efficiency. Additionally, the Bisons rank 17th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.295), while the Bruins rank 54th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.196).

Lipscomb Bisons at Belmont Bruins Free Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Belmont, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Belmont ranks third in three pointers attempted per game (29.9) while Lipscomb ranks 204th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).
  • The Bruins rank 150th in steals allowed per game (6.1) while the Bisons rank 231st (6.8).
  • Belmont averages 36.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 149th in the NCAA. Lipscomb ranks 191st in rebounds allowed per game (35.5).
  • The Bruins rank 81st in blocks allowed per game (3.0) while the Bisons rank 234th (4.3).
  • Belmont averages 16.9 assists per game, which ranks 14th in the NCAA. Lipscomb ranks 163rd in assists allowed per game (13.4).