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Lipscomb vs. N.J.I.T. - 3/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
N.J.I.T. at Lipscomb
Date & Time Thursday March 7, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Allen Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Lipscomb -12.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The NJIT Highlanders and Lipscomb Bisons meet Thursday in the college basketball ASUN Tournament semifinals at the Allen Arena.

The NJIT Highlanders look for a victory after losing six of their last nine games. The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 70.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Zach Cooks is averaging 17.2 points and 4.9 rebounds while Abdul Lewis is averaging 13.2 points and two assists. Diandre Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Shyquan Gibbs is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The NJIT Highlanders are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The NJIT Highlanders have split their last eight road games.

The Lipscomb Bisons enter this contest winning eight of their last 10 games. The Lipscomb Bisons are averaging 82.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Garrison Mathews is averaging 20 points and five rebounds while Rob Marberry is averaging 14.6 points and two assists. Kenny Cooper is the third double-digit scorer and Eli Pepper is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Lipscomb Bisons are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Lipscomb Bisons are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Lipscomb Bisons have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Highlanders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Bison are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Sun and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Bison last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Highlanders last 5 overall.

These teams played a couple of weeks ago and the NJIT Highlanders took Lipscomb down to the wire on the road despite being 14.5-point underdogs. The Lipscomb Bisons may be the better team and really good at home, but they're just 4-9 ATS at home and 5-11 ATS as a double-digit favorite. The NJIT Highlanders are 13-5 ATS on the road this season, which includes four straight covers and 11-4 ATS as an underdog. Give me the points.

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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