Lipscomb Bisons vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lipscomb Bisons vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Lipscomb (+13.5)
The Lipscomb Bisons (1-1) are headed to Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (0-0). The spread on this contest has Cincinnati as 13.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 141.
Lipscomb enters this game with a win-loss mark of 1-1 on the season. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Lipscomb is snagging 29.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 37 assists for the season, which is 69th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bisons are shooting 39.0% on 3-pointers (16 of 41) and 61.1% from the free throw line. They average 71.0 points per game (156th in the country) on 49.5% from the field. Defensively, the Bisons have forced 14.0 turnovers every game and they draw 16.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 270th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 32 conceded this year. The Bisons are giving up a FG percentage of 46.0% (52 of 113) and they relinquish 32.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 33.3% from 3-point land while they are 233rd in college hoops in PPG allowed (70.5).
The Lipscomb Bisons faced the Tulane Green Wave and took a loss by a score of 68-66 in their last game. Lipscomb ended the contest with a 43.1% FG percentage (22 out of 51) and knocked down 6 of their 20 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Bisons converted 16 of 19 attempts for a rate of 84.2%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 14 dimes in this contest while earning 3 steals and 1 rejections. In the matter of defending, Lipscomb allowed their opponent to shoot 43.1% from the field on 22 out of 51. Tulane distributed 16 dimes and 7 steals for this game. In addition, the Green Wave totaled 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 1 blocks. Tulane went 64.3% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of their 14 attempts. They also made 9 of their 28 attempts from three-point range.
Greg Jones is a guy who was a major factor for this game. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played for 37 mins and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Jones finished the contest at 45.5% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that played big minutes in the game for the Bisons was Ahsan Asadullah. He pulled down 9 rebounds and totaled 7 assists. He finished 54.5% from the field for the matchup by going 6-of-11 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Asadullah played for 36 minutes.
The last time they took the court last season, the Cincinnati Bearcats got the win with a final of 64-63 when they faced the Temple Owls. The Bearcats pulled down 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this contest. They blocked 8 shots while recording 2 steals in this contest. The Owls earned 20 fouls in this game which took the Bearcats to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.2%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Cincinnati knocked down 7 of their 22 attempts (31.8%). Overall, the Bearcats walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.2%. The Bearcats allowed the Owls to knock down 22 of 59 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 37.3% for the matchup. They shot 47.4% from distance by shooting 9 of 19 and ended up shooting 10 out of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). In reference to how they rebounded, Cincinnati allowed Temple to grab 31 overall (8 offensive).
Tre Scott ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Bearcats in the matchup. He converted 2 of 10 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 20.0%, which got him 5 points. Scott grabbed 12 boards in his 39 mins and had 3 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Cincinnati was Jarron Cumberland. He totaled 20 points in 37 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 16 from the floor for this contest. Cumberland walked away from this one going 37.5% from the field as well as collecting 7 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lipscomb (+13.5)
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