Wichita State at Lipscomb Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 4/2/2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Lipscomb Bisons on Tuesday in the NIT Semifinals. The opening line for this matchup has Lipscomb as 1 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 70.7 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Lipscomb has an overall record of 28-7. They are averaging 84.0 points per game and surrendering 70.1, good for a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 21-14-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Important Lipscomb Bisons Betting Trends
The Lipscomb Bisons are 18-15-0 against the spread
The Lipscomb Bisons are 13-12-2 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Lipscomb Bisons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markis McDuffie comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.0 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Garrison Mathews averages 20.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Rob Marberry averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 70.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 233rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 323rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 316th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 262nd with 12.0 per game. The Shockers allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 97th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 61st and 113th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 56th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Lipscomb is 7th in the country with 84.0 points per game this year. They are 14th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 31st in the nation. They are 82nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Bisons are 151st in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Bisons surrender 70.1 points per contest, which ranks them 140th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 68th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bisons are 315th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 102, which is ranked 216th. They are 184th in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 323rd. As a unit they are 317th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 156th in D-1. Wichita State is 286th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Lipscomb is 205th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bisons have an offensive rating of 112.2, which is ranked 22nd. They are 14th in D-1 in pace with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 157th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Lipscomb college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Lipscomb -1
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