Lipscomb Bisons vs. NJIT Highlanders Free Prediction 01/16/20

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The Lipscomb Bisons (7-10, 2-2 Asun) will be at the Wellness and Events Center to take on the NJIT Highlanders (4-12, 1-2 Asun) in an Asun matchup. The game starts at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Lipscomb Bisons at NJIT Highlanders ATS Odds

In their last game, the Highlanders were victorious over the North Florida Ospreys, 78-66, while the Bisons lost to the North Alabama Lions, 82-69.

NJIT played a nearly flawless contest. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 15.4) and a free throw rate of 0.275 (above their season average of 0.207). North Florida had marks of 17.4 and 0.175, respectively, for those same stats. Lipscomb, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (12.7 vs. 12.4). San Antonio Brinson put together a good outing for NJIT with 37 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Lipscomb rallied around Ahsan Asadullah, who had 17 points, six assists and five rebounds.

The Bisons dominated this series last year, taking all three games. In the last contest, Lipscomb won 78-55. Lipscomb won the rebounding battle. The Bisons had more offensive rebounds (13 vs. 3), defensive rebounds (25 vs. 19) and total rebounds (38 vs. 22). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

NJIT could have trouble getting to the foul line in this battle. The Highlanders rank 220th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.211, while Lipscomb ranks 57th in FTA rate allowed (0.174).

Lipscomb Bisons vs. NJIT Highlanders Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – NJIT, ATS Winner – NJIT, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Lipscomb ranks 116th in assists per game (13.6) while NJIT ranks 228th (10.4).
  • The Bisons average 35.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 170th in the country. The Highlanders rank 200th in rebounds allowed per game (37.0).
  • NJIT ranks 137th in blocks per game (2.9) while Lipscomb ranks 140th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
  • The Highlanders rank 139th in three pointers allowed per game (21.9) while the Bisons rank 226th (24.6).
  • NJIT ranks 26th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Lipscomb ranks 80th (6.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Highlanders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.0, down from 7.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bisons have scored an average of 68.0 points per game (3.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (2.6 above their season average).