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Lipscomb vs Louisville Pick & Preview: Tuesday, December 20th Betting Odds
Bisons vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Lipscomb Bisons at Louisville Cardinals
- Where: Louisville at KFC Yum! Center
- Date: Tuesday, December 20th
- Betting Odds: Lipscomb +1, LIPSC -104 | LOU -119 O/U 141.0
Lipscomb heads into this matchup having played 12 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-5. On the road, the Bisons will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 1-5. So far, the Bisons have been the underdog 5 times, going 2-3 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 15.83 points per contest. So far, Ognacevic has accounted for 20.3% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.5 rebounds per game and 0.58 assists. Will Pruitt is the second leading scorer for the Bisons, averaging 11.82 points per game. Between him and Pruitt, they are accounting for 34.2% 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 12 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.
Louisville will take the floor against the Bisons with an overall record of 2-9. So far this season, Louisville has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-6. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Cardinals as the -1 point favorites. The Cardinals have been favored 4 times, going 1-3 straight up.
Louisville will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer El Ellis who is averaging 16.64 points per game for the Cardinals. Ellis 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 Cardinals’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jae’Lyn Withers who has hit 45.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.55 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisville this season, as they are currently ranked 318th in college basketball at 67.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.9%, placing them 420th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Lipscomb Bisons +1
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Louisville and Lipscomb are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 7.69 and 8.09 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Lipscomb Bisons to cover as +1 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Cardinals’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Louisville. At +1 we like the chances of Lipscomb covering the spread as underdogs.