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

Lipscomb vs Jacksonville State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds

Bisons vs Gamecocks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Lipscomb Bisons at Jacksonville State Gamecocks
  • Where: Jacksonville at Pete Mathews Coliseum
  • Date: Thursday, January 26th
  • Betting Odds: Lipscomb -2.5, LIPSC -149 | JAXST +121 O/U 138.0

Bisons Preview:

Through 21 games, the Lipscomb Bisons have an overall record of 13-8. So far, the Bisons have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. This season, Lipscomb has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 6-3. For today’s contest, Lipscomb has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.

Lipscomb’s leading scorer this season is Jacob Ognacevic, who is averaging 15.86 points per contest. So far, Ognacevic has accounted for 21.0% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.05 rebounds per game and 0.57 assists. Derrin Boyd is the second leading scorer for the Bisons, averaging 9.57 points per game. Between him and Boyd, they are accounting for 33.7% 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 21 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.

Gamecocks Preview:

Jacksonville State heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-13. So far this season, Jacksonville State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. For the season, Jacksonville State has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 1-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Gamecocks being +2.5 point underdogs.

Jacksonville State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Demaree King who is averaging 14.0 points per game for the Gamecocks. King is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Gamecocks’ offensive game plan is the play of Skyelar Potter who has hit 40.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.57 points per game.

Coming into the game, Jacksonville State is averaging 73.9, which is 117th in the college basketball. A strength of the team’s offensive attack is their ability to knock down shots from deep. So far, the Gamecocks are 51st in 3-point shooting percentage (38.8%). In terms of pace, Jacksonville State perfers to slow the game down, averaging just 66.1 possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Lipscomb Bisons -2.5

If you are eying this matchup between Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Lipscomb Bisons as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Lipscomb to cover the spread as -2.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Lipscomb shooting well enough to keep the Gamecocks at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Bisons’ to win the game and cover the spread.