Last Updated: 2017-11-14
The Lipscomb Bisons (2-0) and their outstanding offense travel to Alabama as 14.5-point underdogs to take on the Crimson Tide (1-0) and their exceptional defense. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, and will air on SEC Network.
Lipscomb Bisons vs. Alabama Crimson Tide ATS Odds
Both teams beat their last opponent. The Crimson Tide defeated the Memphis Tigers 82-70, while the Bisons beat the Morehead State Eagles 77-70.
Lipscomb played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.600 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.6. For those same stats, Morehead State recorded marks of 0.426 and 35.3, respectively. Meanwhile, Alabama’s effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Memphis. The Crimson Tide had a rate of 0.553, while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.400. Donta Hall had a good game for Alabama with 11 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Rob Marberry played well for Lipscomb, finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Alabama offense. Since the 2016-17 season, Alabama ranks 303rd in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Lipscomb has forced the 71st-most turnovers in the NCAA (20.6 percent). Additionally, the 48th-ranked offense of the Bisons (offensive efficiency of 112.5) will face off against the 17th-ranked defense of the Crimson Tide (defensive efficiency of 95.5).
The Bisons have had records of 22-13 straight up (SU) and 1-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when Lipscomb is involved since last season as 100.0 percent of their games have gone over the O/U total.
The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, are 20-14 SU and 17-16 ATS since last season. Games involving Alabama have finished under the projected point total 57.6 percent of the time over that same period.
Lipscomb Bisons vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Alabama, ATS Winner – Lipscomb, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
Lipscomb ranks third in assists per game (18.1) while Alabama ranks 261st (11.6).
The Crimson Tide average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 64th in the nation. The Bisons rank 131st in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
Lipscomb ranks 118th in steals per game (6.5) while Alabama ranks 163rd in steals allowed per game (6.3).
The Bisons rank fifth in three pointers attempted per game (27.9) while the Crimson Tide rank 162nd (21.1).
Alabama ranks 29th in rebounds per game (39.0) while Lipscomb ranks 183rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).