Lipscomb at UNC Greensboro Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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The Lipscomb Bisons head to Greensboro Coliseum to take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans on Saturday in the 2nd round of the NIT. Lipscomb defeated Davidson 89-81 while UNC Greensboro cruised to an 84-69 win over Campbell. The opening line for this game has Lipscomb as 1 point favorites.
Lipscomb heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-6. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 83.6 points per contest while giving up 69.4 per game. UNC Greensboro has an overall mark of 26-5. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 67.3, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Lipscomb Bisons Betting Trends
The Lipscomb Bisons are 16-15-0 against the spread this season
The Lipscomb Bisons are 13-12-2 against the over/under this year
Important UNC Greensboro Spartans Betting Trends
The UNC Greensboro Spartans are 16-16-1 against the spread this season
The UNC Greensboro Spartans are 12-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Lipscomb Bisons Injuries
11/09/18 F Jaxon Strates ACL is out for season
Key UNC Greensboro Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Garrison Mathews comes into this game averaging 19.9 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Rob Marberry averages 14.7 points per contest in 23.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Francis Alonso scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Isaiah Miller averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Lipscomb averages 83.6 points per contest, which is 7th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 40th in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 81st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 142nd with 13.3 per game. The Bisons allow 69.4 points per contest, which is 125th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 64th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 64th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 106th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNC Greensboro is 81st in the nation with 76.3 points per contest this season. They are 91st in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 158th in the NCAA. They are 203rd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.0 boards per contest and 235th in assists per game with 12.7. The Spartans are 275th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Spartans give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 64th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 166th and 200th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 107th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 343rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest this year.
The Bisons are 34th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7. 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 18th. As a team they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 152nd in Division 1. Lipscomb is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
UNC Greensboro is 295th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 108.9, which is ranked 65th. They are 145th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 116th. As a unit they are 124th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Lipscomb/UNC Greensboro college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Lipscomb -1
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