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Louisville vs Lipscomb 12/20/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Lipscomb Bisons (7-5) vs. Louisville Cardinals (2-9)
December 20, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -1 / Lipscomb Bisons +1; Over/Under: +141
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The Lipscomb Bisons and the Louisville Cardinals meet in college basketball action from the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday night.

The Lipscomb Bisons will look to bounce back from an 83-75 road loss to Michigan in their last game. Jacob Ognacevic leads the Bisons in scoring with 15.8 PPG along with 3.5 RPG while Will Pruitt has 11.8 PPG with 5.9 RPG this season. Derrin Boyd has 10.2 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Lipscomb this season while Trae Benham has 8.7 PPG and Ahsan Asadullah has 8.3 PPG with a team-high 6.2 RPG and 3.2 APG to lead the Bisons in rebounding and assists this season. As a team, Lipscomb is averaging 78 PPG on 48.2% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 70.2% from the foul line this season.

The Louisville Cardinals will look to build on their 61-55 win over Florida A&M in their last game. El Ellis leads the Cardinals in scoring and assists as the lone double-digit scorer for Louisville so far this season, logging 16.6 PPG and 4.4 APG to lead the Cardinals in the assist department as well. Jae’Lyn Withers has 8.5 PPG with 5.1 RPG and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield has a team-high 6 RPG to lead the Cardinals on the glass this season. As a team, Louisville is averaging 60.6 points per game on 39.3% shooting from the field, 31.1% from three point range and 74.9% from the foul line up to this point in the season.

Lipscomb is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a losing home record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Louisville is 6-21 ATS in their last 27 home games and 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 home games.I get the case to be made for Louisville at home in this game, and they finally got off the schneid with back-to-back wins. However, this Louisville team is still not a team I’m trying to back, as they’ve been awful for much of the season and two wins (including a non-cover against Florida A&M) isn’t going to change that thought. Lipscomb’s already given a pretty good Notre Dame team all they could handle on the road, and the Bison have fared well against some tough opposition already this season. I’ll side with Lipscomb here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Lipscomb +1

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