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Lipscomb vs. N.J.I.T. - 2/25/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
N.J.I.T. at Lipscomb
Date & Time Monday February 25, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Allen Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Lipscomb -12.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The NJIT Highlanders and Lipscomb Bisons meet Monday in college basketball action at the Allen Arena.

The NJIT Highlanders could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 70.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Zach Cooks is averaging 17.6 points and 4.9 rebounds while Abdul Lewis is averaging 12.4 points and two assists. Diandre Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Shyquan Gibbs is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The NJIT Highlanders are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The NJIT Highlanders have split their last six road games.

The Lipscomb Bisons look for another victory after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Lipscomb Bisons are averaging 82.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Garrison Mathews is averaging 19.4 points and 5.2 rebounds while Rob Marberry is averaging 14.6 points and two assists. Kenny Cooper is dishing 3.8 assists and Eli Pepper is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Lipscomb Bisons are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Lipscomb Bisons are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Lipscomb Bisons have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The Highlanders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Monday games. The Bison are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Atlantic Sun and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 15-5-1 in Bison last 21 home games. The under is 5-2 in Highlanders last 7 road games.

The Lipscomb Bisons are on fire right now, smoked the Highlanders when they played earlier this year and are winning by an average of 13.9 points at home this season while shooting 50.1 percent from the field. However, the NJIT Highlanders have more than held their own on the road and are actually 11-5 ATS on the road this season overall. The Highlanders are also a solid 9-3 ATS in the underdog role. While another comfortable win for Lipscomb wouldn't be surprising, there's some value with NJIT and the free buckets.

Pick:
N.J.I.T. +12.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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