Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Governors and Bisons. The game is starting at 5:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bisons at Allen Arena in Nashville, TN. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 140 points, and the Bisons are the home favorites against the Governors in a Atlantic Sun conference matchup.
AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS VS LIPSCOMB BISONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Lipscomb Bisons -7
This game will be played at Allen Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE LIPSCOMB BISONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-65 in favor of the Bisons.
- Not only will Lipscomb pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will the Governors Find a Way to Win in Nashville?
So far this season, Austin Peay has been much better at home than on the road, going 2-1 compared to 3-8. Their average scoring margin at home is -1.0, while it drops to -5.6 on the road.
Overall, the Governors are 8-9, including a 1-1 mark in Atlantic Sun play. They have been the underdog in 12 of their 17 games this season, going 4-8 in those contests.
As the underdog, Austin Peay has been very strong vs. the spread this season, going 8-4. Their road ATS mark is 7-4, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Austin Peay games is 5-9. The average over/under line in their games is 136.1 and their games have averaged 131.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 140 is higher than the average point total in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 143 points.
Against Eastern Kentucky, the Austin Peay had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 67.8 points per game. They scored 59 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.6% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Demarcus Sharp, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.5, while Ja’Monta Black also maintains a PPG average of 11.5 leading up to the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Austin Peay defense is giving up an average of 65.8 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Eastern Kentucky, the Colonels finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 69 points vs. Austin Peay.
Will the Bisons Win at Allen Arena?
So far this season, Lipscomb has won all three of its home games and is 5-0 at home over its last five contests. For the season, the Bisons are outscoring opponents by an average of 15.3 points per game at home.
Coming into this game against Austin Peay, Lipscomb is favored by seven points. So far this season, the Bisons have been the favorite in five of their 17 games, going 5-0 in those contests.
As the favorite this season, Lipscomb has been perfect against the spread, going 5-0. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bisons have an ATS mark of 7-3. At home, Lipscomb is 3-0 vs. the spread this year and owns an ATS record of 6-2 in their last 10 home games.
So far this season, the over/under record in Lipscomb games is 7-7. Today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (151.5). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 152 points.
The Bisons’ offense finished with 81 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 80.1 points per contest. Joe Anderson led the scoring for the Bisons, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Derrin Boyd chipped in with 14 points.
At present, the Bisons’ defense is nationally ranked 211st, allowing 73.4 points per game. Against Bellarmine, the Bisons’ defense gave up 70 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Bellarmine only made 5 free-throws.