Check out our free Austin Peay vs Lipscomb pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Nashville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Austin Peay vs Lipscomb Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Governors vs Bisons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Austin Peay Governors at Lipscomb Bisons
  • Where: Nashville at Allen Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Austin Peay +5.5, AUSP +195 | LIPSC -244 O/U 138.0

Governors Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Lipscomb, the Austin Peay Governors will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 8-10. So far, the Governors have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 2-7. For the season, Austin Peay has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 2-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Governors being +5.5 point underdogs.

Sean Durugordon comes into today’s game as the Governors’ leading scorer at 13.56 points per contest. Not only has Durugordon been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Austin Peay’s top rebounder at 6.22 boards per contest. Behind Durugordon, the team has benefited from the strong play of Elijah Hutchins-Everett, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.33 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.4% of his shots and is adding 5.89 boards per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Austin Peay this season, as they are currently ranked 390th in college basketball at 64.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Governors’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 387th in the NCAA.

Bisons Preview:

Lipscomb heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-8. So far this season, Lipscomb has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-1. The Bisons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Lipscomb has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3.

Lipscomb’s leading scorer this season is Jacob Ognacevic, who is averaging 15.61 points per contest. So far, Ognacevic has accounted for 20.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.78 rebounds per game and 0.61 assists. Will Pruitt is the second leading scorer for the Bisons, averaging 10.53 points per game. Between him and Pruitt, they are accounting for 33.9% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Lipscomb is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 18 games, they have only hit 34.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.72% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Austin Peay Governors +5.5

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Lipscomb and Austin Peay are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 8.09 and 7.9 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Austin Peay Governors to cover as +5.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Bisons’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Lipscomb. At +5.5 we like the chances of Austin Peay covering the spread as underdogs.

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