Liberty Flames (8-3) at Lipscomb Bisons (5-5)
College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Allen Arena)
The Line: Lipscomb Bisons +7 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Liberty Flames and the Lipscomb Bison meet in college basketball action from Allen Arena on Friday afternoon.
The Liberty Flames come into this game will look to add to their current four-game winning streak after a 108-65 win over Alcorn State last time out. Darius McGhee led the Flames with 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 6 threes and a pair of steals while Blake Preston and Elijah Cuffee each had 16 points with Preston shooting a perfect 7 of 7 from the floor with a team-high 9 rebounds while Cuffee shot 5 of 6 with 4 threes. Kyle Rode added 14 points on 5 of 6 shooting with 3 triples and a team-high 9 assists with a pair of steals while Chris Parker added 11 points with 5 assists and a pair of steals as all five starters for Liberty finished in double figures scoring in the win. McGhee leads Liberty in scoring with an average of 14.5 points per game while Preston leads the Flames in rebounding with 6 rebounds per game and Parker leads Liberty in assists with 4.9 assists per game this season. As a team, Liberty is averaging 77.8 points on 50.7% shooting from the field, 40% from 3-point range and 71% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 58.5 points on 42% shooting from the field and 30.4% from 3-point range this season.
The Lipscomb Bison will look to add to their current three-game winning streak after a 93-72 win over subdivision Freed-Hardeman last time out. KJ Johnson led the Bison with 25 points on 10 of 12 shooting with 3 threes and 3 assists while Romeao Ferguson added 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting with 4 threes and a pair of steals. Carson Cary added 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting with 4 threes of his own while Miles Miller and Tommy Murr each had 10 points with a pair of triples to cap off the scoring in double figures for Lipscomb in the win. Ahsan Asadullah added team-highs of 9 rebounds and 5 assists while Parker Hazen added 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Johnson leads Lipscomb in scoring with an average of 13.5 points per game while Asadullah leads the Bison on the glass with 8 rebounds per game and in assists with 4.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Lipscomb is averaging 72.6 points on 46.5% shooting from the field, 38.4% from 3-point range and 68.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 70.8 points on 44.1% shooting from the field and 32% from 3-point range this season.
Liberty is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 9-2 in their last 11 games following a win. Lipscomb is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games while the over is 18-6 in their last 24 home games against a team with a losing road record. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
I get why the points would e worth a look with Lipscomb at home and with the underdog having so much success in this matchup. However, Liberty’s been the one team doing well against the number while the opposite can be said for the Bison here, so I’ll lean towards Liberty laying the points on the road in this spot.