Liberty at Lipscomb
|Date & Time||Sunday March 10, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
Lipscomb -6.5 / over-under: 140.5
The Lipscomb Bison face the Liberty Flames for the Atlantic Sun Championship in Sunday college basketball action.
The Lipscomb Bison are heading to the Atlantic Sun title game off of a 78-55 rout of New Jersey Tech on Thursday as an 11.5 point favorite.
Lipscomb led by eleven points at the intermission and never looked back behind a 49.2%-39.1% shooting edge and 17 more shot attempts.
Garrison Matthews paced the Bison rout with a contest high 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists with Matt Rose tossing in 17 points and logging four boards.
Rob Marberry and Eli Pepper gave Lipscomb ten points each with Pepper grabbing seven boards followed Kenny Cooper with nine points, five pulls and five helpers.
The Liberty Flames punched their ticket to the Atlantic Sun championship with a 71-63 victory versus North Florida as a 12 point favorite on Thursday.
Liberty held a five point lead at the halfway point before holding off the Osprey over the final 20 minutes with a 50.9%-46.9% shooting edge and 16 forced turnovers.
Scottie James carried the Flames offense with 24 points and nine rebounds followed by Caleb Homesley with 13 points and seven boards.
Liberty received ten points from Elijah Cuffee with ten points while Lovell Cabbil Jr. and Myo Baxter-Bell contributed nine and 12 points respectively.
Liberty Flames are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
Lipscomb Bison are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Sun.
We could argue until the cows come home about who is the better team. Both are very good but I’ll go with the more defensive minded Flames getting points…