Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Colonels versus the Bisons? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Allen Arena in Nashville, TN. The over/under for this game is set at 162.5 points, and Lipscomb is favored by -3.5 vs. Eastern Kentucky in a Atlantic Sun conference matchup.

EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS VS LIPSCOMB BISONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lipscomb Bisons -3.5

This game will be played at Allen Arena at 8:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE LIPSCOMB BISONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Bisons.
  • Not only will Lipscomb pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 162.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Colonels Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Eastern Kentucky will look to bounce back after an 83-79 loss to Austin Peay. The Colonels are 17-12 overall and 12-3 in Atlantic Sun play. On the road this season, Eastern Kentucky has gone 5-9, and over their last ten games away from home, they have a record of 5-5.

So far this season, Eastern Kentucky has been the underdog in seven games, and they have gone 1-6 in those contests. On the year, they have been the underdog 19 times, going 13-6. The Colonels come into this game as 3.5-point underdogs. Through 29 games, their average scoring margin on the road is -4.7 points per game.

Eastern Kentucky has a .500 record vs. the spread this season at 13-13. As the underdog, they are 3-4 vs. the spread this year. On the road, the Colonels have gone 7-7 vs. the spread this season, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Eastern Kentucky’s over/under record this season is 13-13. So far, their games have averaged 155 points compared to an average over/under line of 151.9, resulting in an average margin of 3.1 points. Today’s line of 162.5 is higher than the over/under line in 22 of their games this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 162 points.

Eastern Kentucky’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 79 points against Austin Peay. They had an overall field goal percentage of 45.9% and made 19/29 free throws. In terms of three-point shooting, the Colonels offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 22.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

Coming into today’s game, the Eastern Kentucky defense is giving up an average of 76.7 points per contest. So far, the Eastern Kentucky defense is giving up an average of 10.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (478th).

Is a Home Win Possible for the Bisons?

With a record of 9-1 at home this season, Lipscomb has been dominant on its home court. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bisons have gone 9-1.

After defeating Bellarmine by a score of 90-74, Lipscomb has now won three straight games. On the year, the Bisons have an overall record of 19-11.

As the favorite this season, Lipscomb has gone 11-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bisons are just 4-6 vs. the spread. At home this year, Lipscomb has an ATS mark of 6-4, and over their last 3 home games, they are just 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 162.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Lipscomb’s games this season (152.7). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 163 points.

Lipscomb’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Bellarmine, finishing the game with a total of 90 points. Their season average is now 82.3 points per game. Will Pruitt is leading the team in scoring at 14.7 points per contest. Derrin Boyd has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 17.6 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Lipscomb defense is giving up an average of 76.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Lipscomb’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.1% this season.