Lipscomb Bisons vs Liberty Flames Prediction, 1/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Lipscomb Bisons vs Liberty Flames
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Liberty Arena in Lynchburg, VA
TV: Youtube TV
Liberty Arena is the location where the Liberty Flames (10-4) will play the Lipscomb Bisons (8-5) on Monday.
The Lipscomb Bisons stepped onto the hardwood against Louisville and went home with a win by a final score of 75-67 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Bisons walked away with 16 while Louisville accumulated 11 fouls. They also buried 6 out of their 18 tries from distance. Louisville finished 81.0% from the free throw line by burying 17 of 21 attempts. Additionally, Louisville collected 24 rebounds (6 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Louisville dished out 10 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. In relation to defense, Lipscomb allowed their opponent to shoot 39.3% from the floor on 22 of 56 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest as well as forcing 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bisons made 7 of 10 tries for a rate of 70.0%. Lipscomb walked away from the game having earned a 49.2% FG percentage (30 out of 61) and buried 8 out of their 27 three-point shots.
Derrin Boyd is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. He played for 32 minutes played and also collected 9 boards. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Lipscomb will play this contest with a record of 8-5 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 14.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Lipscomb is snagging 37.2 rebounds per contest and has tallied 185 dimes this season, which has them ranked 172nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Bisons are shooting 33.1% on 3-pointers (102 of 308) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 77.8 points per game (80th in the country) on 48.3% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bisons are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 53rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 136 surrendered so far this year. The Bisons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.6% (332 of 779) and they surrender 33.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 33.9% on 3-point attempts and they rank 195th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.2).
The last time they took the court, the Liberty Flames went home victorious with a score of 70-53 against Bellarmine. With respect to rebounding, Liberty allowed Bellarmine to snag 23 in total (3 on the offensive glass). They finished 34.8% from three-point range by connecting on 8 of 23 and ended up shooting 5 of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). The Flames allowed Bellarmine to convert 20 out of their 45 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 44.4% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Flames shot 28 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 53.8%. In terms of 3-point shots, Liberty made 12 out of their 29 attempts (41.4%). They were able to knock down 2 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 33.3%. Bellarmine earned 7 fouls for this game which took the Flames to the free throw line for a total of 6 shots. They also turned it over 5 times, while earning 7 steals in the game. The Flames were able to corral 21 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 in the matchup.
Darius McGhee ended up being important for the Flames in the matchup. He earned 24 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 4 dimes in this contest. He buried 8 of 16 in this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
Liberty has a record of 10-4 so far this season. The Flames are committing 15.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 74.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 18.8 times per game (10th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 11.4 times per game. Liberty has scored 1,066 points on the year (76.1 per game) and they snag 33.1 boards per game. As an offense, the Flames are connecting on 48.0% from the floor, which is ranked 48th in college basketball.
The Flames are ranked 25th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 60.6. They have forced 14.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the floor (93rd in college basketball). The Liberty defense gives up 34.3% on shots from distance (92 of 268) and opponents are making 74.5% of their foul shots. They allow 10.0 assists and 30.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 30th and 24th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Liberty
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