Asun foes will battle when the Lipscomb Bisons (10-14, 5-6 Asun) challenge the NJIT Highlanders (7-16, 4-6 Asun) at Allen Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
NJIT Highlanders at Lipscomb Bisons Betting Preview
In the Highlanders’ last matchup, they lost to the Jacksonville Dolphins, 65-54. With 15 points on 5-for-16 shooting, Zach Cooks was NJIT’s high scorer. Jacksonville won the rebounding battle. The Dolphins had more offensive rebounds (14 vs. nine), defensive rebounds (29 vs. 23) and total rebounds (43 vs. 32).
The Bisons come in on a high note after defeating the Kennesaw State Owls in their last game, 72-66. With 27 points on 13-for-21 shooting, Ahsan Asadullah was the game’s leading scorer. The Bisons held the Owls to an effective field goal percentage of 0.418 (below the 0.515 mark opponents have averaged against Lipscomb this season) and had a free throw rate of 0.296 (above their season average of 0.191).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Highlanders won 75-57. NJIT had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (26.9 vs. 14.3). Lipscomb, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (15-17; 88.2 percent). Cooks scored a game-high 24 points.
NJIT could have trouble getting to the free throw line in this matchup. The Highlanders currently rank 275th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.201, while Lipscomb ranks 41st in FTA rate allowed (0.179).
NJIT vs. Lipscomb Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Lipscomb, ATS Winner – Lipscomb, O/U – Under
The Bisons average 35.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 156th in the nation. The Highlanders rank 170th in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
Lipscomb ranks 149th in assists per game (13.0) while NJIT ranks 236th (11.0).
The Bisons rank 151st in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while the Highlanders rank 230th (19.2).
NJIT ranks 41st in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Lipscomb ranks 99th (6.3).
The Bisons have outscored opponents by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Lipscomb has lost by an average of 0.8 points.
During their last five games, the Highlanders have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (0.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.8 points per game (0.1 below their season average).