Stetson Hatters at Lipscomb Bisons ATS Prediction 01/12/19

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The Stetson Hatters (4-12, 0-1 Asun) and the Lipscomb Bisons (11-4, 2-0 Asun) clash at Allen Arena. The Hatters will try to end an eight-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Stetson Hatters at Lipscomb Bisons Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Bisons were victorious over the North Florida Ospreys, 81-66, while the Hatters were blown out by the Liberty Flames, 71-53.

Lipscomb played a nearly perfect contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.236 (below their season average of 0.276) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.618 (above their season average of 0.553). North Florida was 0.061 and 0.470, respectively, for those same stats. Stetson, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.118 vs. 0.056). Eli Pepper played well for Lipscomb, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Christiaan Jones, meanwhile fueled Stetson with 12 points.

The Bisons dominated this series last year, winning all three games. In the last matchup, Lipscomb won 89-73. Lipscomb had a much better turnover percentage (12.7 vs. 21.1). Stetson, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.345 vs. 0.159). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

When looking at effective field goal percentage, Lipscomb figures to have a substantial advantage. The upper-echelon Bisons offense ranks 38th in the nation in that metric at 0.557, while the bottom-tier Stetson defense is ranked 328th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.552).

Stetson at Lipscomb ATS Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Lipscomb, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Lipscomb ranks 15th in assists per game (17.5) while Stetson ranks 224th in assists allowed per game (16.6).
  • The Hatters average 23.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 119th in the nation. The Bisons rank 233rd in three pointers allowed per game (26.3).
  • Stetson ranks 81st in blocks per game (3.5) while Lipscomb ranks 140th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).
  • The Bisons rank 97th in rebounds allowed per game (34.1) while the Hatters rank 227th (38.9).
  • Lipscomb ranks 31st in steals per game (8.3) while Stetson ranks 147th in steals allowed per game (7.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hatters’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.8, down from 9.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bisons have scored an average of 87.0 points per game (2.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.6 points per game (2.5 below their season average).