Lipscomb Bisons vs. Liberty Flames Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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A nine-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Liberty Flames (18-1, 4-0 Asun) when they meet the Lipscomb Bisons (7-11, 2-3 Asun) at Vines Center. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Lipscomb Bisons at Liberty Flames ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Flames beat the Jacksonville Dolphins, 54-37, while the Bisons lost big to the NJIT Highlanders, 75-57.

The Flames held the Dolphins to an effective field goal percentage of 0.294 (below their season average of 0.478) and had a better turnover percentage (17.2 vs. 20.3). Lipscomb, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (15-17; 88.2 percent). Darius McGhee played a pivotal role for Liberty with 14 points. Meanwhile, Lipscomb was lifted by Ahsan Asadullah, who had 20 points and nine rebounds.

The Flames edged out the Bisons in this series last year, securing victories in two out of three games. In the most recent game, Liberty won 74-68. One of Liberty’s largest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 11-12 (91.7 percent), while the Bisons were 8-11 (72.7 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Liberty could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense goes up against one of the country’s worst defenses. The Flames rank 23rd in offensive efficiency, while Lipscomb ranks 259th in defensive efficiency.

Lipscomb Bisons at Liberty Flames ATS Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Liberty, ATS Winner – Liberty, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Liberty ranks sixth in rebounds allowed per game (29.5) while Lipscomb ranks 208th (37.2).
  • The Flames rank 20th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Bisons rank 82nd (6.2).
  • Liberty ranks 175th in three pointers attempted per game (20.9) while Lipscomb ranks 209th in three pointers allowed per game (24.0).
  • The Flames rank second in assists allowed per game (8.0) while the Bisons rank 172nd (13.5).
  • Liberty ranks fourth in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while Lipscomb ranks 129th (4.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Flames have scored an average of 59.6 points per game (8.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 49.4 points per game (1.7 below their season average).
  • The Bisons’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.6, up from 1.5 for the season.