Bellarmine at Liberty Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/28/23
Liberty Flames (24-7) vs Bellarmine Knights (15-17)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Liberty Arena)
Betting Odds: Liberty Flames -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Bellarmine Knights will play the Liberty Flames in the Quarterfinals of the ASUN Tournament on Tuesday night at Liberty Arena in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The Bellarmine Knights are 15-17 (9-9) this season after they defeated North Florida by a score of 76-74 in their last game. Bellarmine shot 51.7% from the field and turned the ball over 13 times in the win. Bellarmine also recorded 34 rebounds and went 11/15 on free throws in the game. The Bellarmine Knights are averaging 66.3 points per game, 66.6 points against per game, 29.2 rebounds per game, and 14.4 assists per game. Garrett Tipton has led the Knights this season with 12.8 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Bellarmine is shooting 45.6% from the field, 75.4% on free throws, and 35.5% on three pointers this year.
The Liberty Flames are 24-7 (15-3) this season after they defeated Queens by a score of 73-53 in their last game. Liberty shot 45.8% from the field, but only 23.8% on three pointers in the game. Liberty won the rebounding batting by a total of 40-26 and only turned the ball over 10 times in the win. The Liberty Flames are averaging 75.3 points per game, 60.2 points against per game, 33.8 rebounds per game, and 16.6 assists per game. Darius McGhee has led the Flames this season with 22.3 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Liberty is shooting 47.8% from the field, 74.5% on free throws, and 37.5% on three pointers this year.
Bellarmine was able to escape with a very exciting two-point win against North Florida on Monday night, but they will face a very good Liberty team in this matchup. Bellarmine has won three of their last four games, while Liberty has won three games in a row and 12 of their last 14 games. Liberty won both of these matchups in the regular season by scores of 70-53 and 70-50. Liberty is the better team in just about every metric and I expect them to win this game rather easily.