East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Lipscomb Bison Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for East Tennessee State when they take on the Lipscomb Bison on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
Lipscomb battles the Buccaneers, currently sitting with a 2-11 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Bison and 1-2 for the Buccaneers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison sit at No. 152 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buccaneers sit at No. 311 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 59-54.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Lipscomb has the nation's No. 162-rated offensive output, at 68.4 PPG. The visiting Buccaneers defense ranks No. 280 allowing on average 71.7 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, more than the Buccaneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 37% per game.
Defensively, East Tennessee State features the nation's No. 192-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Lipscomb, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.
East Tennessee State lost its last outing, a 109-58 result against Virginia Commonwealth on January 2. East Tennessee State was run off the court by the Rams on Wednesday as Virginia Commonwealth routed them 109-58 at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
Lipscomb was an 85-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Jacksonville. The Bison got a huge 30-point effort from Stephen Hurt but still lost 85-71 against Jacksonville on Wednesday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
East Tennessee State at Northern Kentucky, Monday, January 7
Lipscomb home to USC Upstate, Monday, January 7