Lipscomb at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Lipscomb Bisons travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 8 point favorites.
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Lipscomb comes into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 75.3 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 79.1 points per game and surrendering 64.9, good for a point differential of 14.3.
Valuable Lipscomb Bisons Betting Trends
The Lipscomb Bisons are 0-1 against the spread this season
The Lipscomb Bisons are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-1 against the over/under this year
Key Lipscomb Bisons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Garrison Mathews averages 19.6 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Rob Marberry averages 13.8 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Grant Williams averages 15.7 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Admiral Schofield averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Lipscomb averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 158th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 273rd in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 240th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 16.7 per game. The Bisons allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 240th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 209th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 229th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 119th place in college basketball. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 272nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 104th in the country with 79.1 points per game this year. They are 156th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.3. They shoot 43% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in college basketball. They are 141st in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 18.7. The Volunteers are 173rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Volunteers surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 182nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 55th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 174th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 322nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.9 per game this season.
The Bisons are 278th in the nation in offensive rating with 98, and their defensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 115th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the country with 77 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 258th. As a team they are 222nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 136th in Division 1. Lipscomb is 52nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 162nd in the nation.
Tennessee is 190th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 34th in the nation. The Volunteers are 57th in the country in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 92.5 is ranked 58th. In terms of pace they are 268th in Division 1 with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 128th. As a team they are 108th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 224th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Lipscomb/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee -8
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