Lipscomb Bisons vs. Stetson Hatters - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stetson Hatters (11-21) at Lipscomb Bisons (12-20)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Fleisher Center)
The Line: Lipscomb Bison -5.5 -- Over/Under: 165.5 See the Latest Odds
The Stetson Hatters will travel to play the Lipscomb Bisons in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Semi-finals.
The Lipscomb Bisons are 12-20 (7-7) and are the #6 seed in the Atlantic Sun tournament. Lipscomb won their first game in the Atlantic Sun tournament against Jacksonville by a score of 92-89. Lipscomb defeated Stetson twice in the regular season by scores of 77-74 and 92-87. Lipscomb is averaging 78.6 points per game while giving up 81 points per game. Lipscomb is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game. J.C. Hampton is averaging 16.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for Lipscomb. Nathan Moran is averaging 12.2 points per game and 4.7 assists per game for the Bisons. Lipscomb is shooting 70.2% on free throws, 35.9% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Stetson Hatters are 11-21 (4-10) and are the #7 seed in the Atlantic Sun tournament. Stetson won their first game in the Atlantic Sun tournament against NJIT by a score of 82-67. Stetson is averaging 79.8 points per game while giving up 82.9 points per game. Stetson is also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Derick Newton is averaging 15.8 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for Stetson. Divine Myles is averaging 14 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for the Hatters. Stetson is shooting 72% on free throws, 36.1% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
Stetson is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 games for Stetson. Lipscomb is 16-6-1 ATS in their last 23 games. Lipscomb is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a win. The under is 13-6 in Lipscomb’s last 19 games.
Lipscomb won 3 more games in conference play than Stetson, and will have the home court advantage in this game. Both of these teams struggle on defense, so this may be a high scoring game. Both of these two teams regular season meetings were close games, but Lipscomb won both games. I like Lipscomb at home here.