NJIT vs. Lipscomb - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Lipscomb Bisons (7-10) at NJIT Highlanders (4-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Wellness and Events Center)
The Line: NJIT Highlanders -2.5 -- Over/Under:
The Lipscomb Bisons and NJIT Highlanders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the NJIT Wellness and Events Center.
The Lipscomb Bisons look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Lipscomb Bisons are averaging 71.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Ahsan Asadullah is averaging 15.8 points and 3.3 assists while KJ Johnson is averaging 13.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Michael Buckland is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Fleming is dishing 1.8 assists. The Lipscomb Bisons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Lipscomb Bisons are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Lipscomb Bisons have lost five of their last six road games.
The NJIT Highlanders need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 63.8 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 45 percent shooting. Zach Cooks is averaging 19 points and 4.7 rebounds while San Antonio Brinson is averaging 10.6 points and 1.4 assists. Shyquan Gibbs is dishing 2.1 assists and Souleymane Diakite is grabbing nine rebounds. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The NJIT Highlanders are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The NJIT Highlanders have lost three of their first five home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Lipscomb Bisons are probably the better team here, but they're also 3-7 ATS on the road where they lose by an average of nine points and shoot 41.5 percent from the field. Early starts also usually favor the home team, as it's a lot easier to get up out of bed in familiar surroundings. The NJIT Highlanders are also winning at home by an average of 2.4 points despite shooting 39.6 percent from the field. I'll lay the bucket.