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Bellarmine vs Lipscomb Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Knights vs Bisons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Bellarmine Knights at Lipscomb Bisons
  • Where: Nashville at Allen Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Bellarmine +7, BELLA +248 | LIPSC -315 O/U 133.5

Knights Preview:

The Bellarmine Knights will be looking to pick up their 21st win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. So far, the Knights have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 4-7. For the season, Bellarmine has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 5-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Knights being +7 point underdogs.

Bellarmine’s leading scorer this season is Garrett Tipton, who is averaging 12.35 points per contest. So far, Tipton has accounted for 18.67% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.5 rebounds per game and 1.85 assists. Ben Johnson is the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging 9.68 points per game. Between him and Johnson, they are accounting for 32.6% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bellarmine this season, as they are currently ranked 235th in college basketball at 70.1 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 Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 243rd in the NCAA.

Bisons Preview:

The Lipscomb Bisons will be looking to pick up their 21st win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. Currently, the Bisons have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 9-1. The Bisons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, Lipscomb has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3.

Lipscomb’s leading scorer this season is Jacob Ognacevic, who is averaging 16.1 points per contest. So far, Ognacevic has accounted for 21.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.9 rebounds per game and 0.6 assists. Derrin Boyd is the second leading scorer for the Bisons, averaging 9.95 points per game. Between him and Boyd, they are accounting for 34.4% 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 20 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: Bellarmine Knights +7

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Lipscomb and Bellarmine are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 8.09 and 7.79 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Bellarmine Knights to cover as +7 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 +7 we like the chances of Bellarmine covering the spread as underdogs.

 


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