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Lipscomb vs Austin Peay Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds
Bisons vs Governors Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Lipscomb Bisons at Austin Peay Governors
- Where: Clarksville at Winfield Dunn Center
- Date: Thursday, January 12th
- Betting Odds: Lipscomb +1, LIPSC -110 | AUSP -110 O/U 135.5
The Lipscomb Bisons head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 9-8. On the road, the Bisons will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 2-7. So far, the Bisons have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Lipscomb’s leading scorer this season is Jacob Ognacevic, who is averaging 15.24 points per contest. So far, Ognacevic has accounted for 20.41% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.76 rebounds per game and 0.65 assists. Will Pruitt is the second leading scorer for the Bisons, averaging 10.88 points per game. Between him and Pruitt, they are accounting for 34.1% 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 17 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.
Through 17 games, the Austin Peay Governors have an overall record of 8-9. Currently, the Governors have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 6-2. The Governors’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Austin Peay has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1.
Austin Peay’s leading scorer this season is Sean Durugordon, who is averaging 13.24 points per contest. So far, Durugordon has accounted for 18.75% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.0 rebounds per game and 1.06 assists. Elijah Hutchins-Everett is the second leading scorer for the Governors, averaging 13.06 points per game. Between him and Hutchins-Everett, they are accounting for 37.2% of the team’s scoring.
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.
Free Spread Prediction: Austin Peay Governors -1
Heading into this matchup, with the Austin Peay Governors sitting as -1 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Austin Peay and Lipscomb are averaging 7.9 and 8.09 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Austin Peay has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Governors to cover at -1.