The Lipscomb Bisons (5-3) will be at home in Allen Arena when they go head-to-head against the Belmont Bruins (5-4). Tip-off is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday, December 4, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Belmont Bruins vs. Lipscomb Bisons Odds Preview
The Bruins were victorious over the Green Bay Phoenix in their last game, 86-75. With 20 points and 10 rebounds, Belmont’s Dylan Windler put together a solid performance. Belmont dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.271 (above their season average of 0.221) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.8 (below their season average of 22.3). For those same stats, Green Bay put up marks of 0.175 and 13.2, respectively.
In the Bisons last game, they topped the Tennessee State Tigers, 95-86. Lipscomb received a boost from Michael Buckland, who was the teams high scorer with 20 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Lipscomb dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.482 (above their season average of 0.299) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.607 (above their season average of 0.478). For those same stats, Tennessee State had marks of 0.281 and 0.531, respectively.
It will be a matchup of contrasting tempos as the up-and-down Bisons will look to push the more grind-it-out Bruins. Dating back to last season, the Bisons rank 10th in possessions per game while the Bruins are 222nd.
These teams have already met once this season. The Bisons won 74-66. Lipscomb’s 0.561 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Belmont, who had a rate of 0.433. Garrison Mathews was the games leading scorer with 22 points.
Belmont Bruins vs. Lipscomb Bisons Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Belmont, ATS Winner – Belmont, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Lipscomb ranks 132nd in steals per game (6.5) while Belmont ranks 293rd (4.5).
- The Bruins rank fifth in three pointers attempted per game (30.2) while the Bisons rank 156th in three pointers allowed per game (21.2).
- Belmont averages 16.1 assists per game, which ranks 30th in the nation. Lipscomb ranks 142nd in assists allowed per game (13.0).