Lipscomb Bisons vs. Louisville Cardinals ATS Prediction


Expect a shootout when the Lipscomb Bisons (7-2) challenge the Louisville Cardinals (6-3) at KFC Yum! Center. The game can be seen on ESPN 3 at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Lipscomb Bisons vs. Louisville Cardinals Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Cardinals beat the Nicholls Colonels 85-72, while the Bisons easily got past the Sewanee Tigers 97-53.

Lipscomb played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.3 and a turnover percentage of 15.2. For those same stats, Sewanee had marks of 12.1 and 32.8, respectively. The Cardinals, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (1.050 vs. 0.190) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.537 vs. 0.476). Steven Enoch fueled Louisville with 15 points and eight rebounds. Ahsan Asadullah led the way for Lipscomb, contributing 26 points and nine rebounds.

The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the high-octane offense of Louisville takes on the stingy defense of Lipscomb. Since the 2017-18 season, the Cardinals rank 35th in offensive efficiency, while the Bisons are 37th in defensive efficiency. The Bisons should have an advantage in terms of ball protection. They rank 58th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 18.8 percent). Conversely, the Cardinals have forced the 74th-fewest turnovers in the country (opponents’ turnover percentage of 18.7 percent).

Lipscomb Bisons at Louisville Cardinals Odds Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Louisville, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Louisville ranks 58th in three pointers allowed per game (20.8) while Lipscomb ranks 237th (22.8).
  • The Cardinals rank 86th in blocks per game (5.6) while the Bisons rank 175th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
  • Louisville averages 36.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 97th in the NCAA. Lipscomb ranks 126th in rebounds allowed per game (35.3).
  • The Bisons rank 22nd in steals per game (6.9) while the Cardinals rank 184th (6.6).
  • Lipscomb ranks 11th in assists per game (16.1) while Louisville ranks 149th (13.5).