Lipscomb at Texas NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 4/4/2020
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Madison Square Garden
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Lipscomb Bisons travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Texas Longhorns on Thursday in the NIT Championship. Lipscomb defeated Wichita State 71-64 while Texas beat TCU 58-44 in the Semifinals. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 1 point favorites.
Lipscomb heads into this matchup with a mark of 29-7. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 84.0 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. Texas has an overall mark of 20-16. They are averaging 71.1 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Lipscomb Bisons Betting Trends
The Lipscomb Bisons are 19-15-0 against the spread
The Lipscomb Bisons are 13-12-2 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 17-19-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Key Lipscomb Bisons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
03/18/19 F Jaxson Hayes Knee is out indefinitely
Garrison Mathews comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Rob Marberry averages 14.8 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 14.3 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Dylan Osetkowski averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Lipscomb averages 84.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 31st in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 82nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 151st with 13.2 per game. The Bisons allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 65th and 56th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 68th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 103rd place in Division 1. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 217th in the country with 71.1 points per game this year. They are 233rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 154th in the nation. They are 250th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game, and 225th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Longhorns are 321st in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Longhorns surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 58th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 115th and 278th in those defensive statistics. They rank 45th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 188th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 150th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Bisons are 22nd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.2. In terms of pace they are 14th in the country with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 13th. As a team they are 9th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 157th in Division 1. Lipscomb is 205th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 316th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 120th in the country in offensive rating with 106.2. In terms of pace they are 314th in Division 1 with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 187th. As a team they are 196th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 64th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Lipscomb/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas -1
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks