Lipscomb at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/16/2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
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The Lipscomb Bisons travel to Spectrum Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday, March 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 17 point favorites.
Lipscomb heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 82.6 points per contest while giving up 77.5 per game. North Carolina has an overall record of 22-9. They are averaging 82.0 points per game and surrendering 73.1, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Lipscomb Bisons Betting Trends
The Lipscomb Bisons are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Lipscomb Bisons are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 19-14 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 18-12 against the over/under this year
Key Lipscomb Bisons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/30/18 G Jalek Felton Suspension is out indefinitely
Garrison Mathews averages 22.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Rob Marberry averages 16 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Luke Maye averages 17.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Joel Berry averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Lipscomb averages 82.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 272nd in the country. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.0 per game. The Bisons allow 77.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 294th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 219th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 173rd place in college basketball. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 26th in the country with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 108th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 104th in college basketball. They are 1st in the nation in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.2. The Tar Heels are 254th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Tar Heels surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 195th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 333rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 276th with 14.6 assists allowed per contest and 56th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 63rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game this season.
The Bisons are 151st in the nation in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 75th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the country with 77 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 136th. As a team they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 114th in Division 1. Lipscomb is 100th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 198th in the nation.
North Carolina is 314th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 156th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 114.4, and their defensive rating of 102 is ranked 162nd. In terms of pace they are 81st in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 127th. As a team they are 130th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 246th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Lipscomb/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -17
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