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Lipscomb vs. Wichita State - 4/2/19 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wichita State vs. Lipscomb
Date & Time Tuesday April 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
The Line
Lipscomb -2 / over-under: 150
TV Channel
ESPN
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The NIT semifinals pits the Lipscomb Bison against the Wichita State Shockers in Tuesday college basketball action.

Kenny Cooper hit the game winner with just 1.7 seconds left to lift the Lipscomb Bison past North Carolina State 94-93 in the NIT quarterfinals.

Garrison Matthews paced the Bison upset with a record setting 44 points, eight rebounds and three assists with Kenny Cooper adding 12 points, four pulls and seven helpers.

Lipscomb received nine points and five boards from Matt Rose followed by Rob Marberry and Ahsan Asadullah with eight points apiece with Asabullah blocking four shots.

The Wichita State Shockers turned to their defense in downing the Indiana Hoosiers 73-63 on Tuesday to earn their spot in the NIT semifinals.

Markis McDuffie was the Shockers top weapon with 21 points and four pulls while Dexter Dennis tossed in 17 points to go along with four boards and six blocks.

Samajae Haynes-Jones gave Wichita State 13 points and six boards with Erik Stevenson adding nine points, four pulls and four assists followed by Jaime Echenique with four points and eleven rebounds.

Lipscomb Bison are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and  are 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 non-conference games and are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS win.

Wichita State Shockers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall and  are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and  are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.

If Lipscomb manages to get to the mid 70’s I think they win and cover but it’s hard envisioning the Shockers giving up that many. I’ll take Wichita State who has to avoid a shootout and does…

Pick:
Wichita State +2

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