|Game||Texas Longhorns vs Lipscomb Bisons|
|Date & Time||Thursday April 4, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
TEX -1 Total 146.5
On Thursday, the Lipscomb Bisons play the Texas Longhorns at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the NIT championship. The Bisons defeated Wichita State 71-64 on Tuesday in one semifinal. Garrison Matthews hit a 3-pointer with just over one minute remaining to give Lipscomb a lead it would not relinquish. Matthews hit nine shots from 3-point territory to lead Lipscomb with 34 points.
Texas reached the final of the NIT with a 58-44 victory over TCU. Kerwin Roach II put his two suspensions this season behind him for good after scoring 22 points to lead the Longhorns to victory. Roach scored 13 in a decisive first half in which Texas outscored the Horned Frogs 31-17. TCU had won both previous head-to-head games with Texas this season, but could not win a third.
Garrison Mathews leads Lipscomb in scoring with an average of 21.1 points per game. Eli Pepper leads Lipscomb in rebounds with an average of 7.4 per game, while Kenny Copper leads the Bison in assists with an average of 4.5 per game. Lipscomb is shooting 48.3% from the field and 37.1% from 3-point territory.
Kerwin Roach II leads the Longhorns in scoring with an average of 15.0 points per game. Dylan Osetkowski leads the Longhorns in rebounds with an average of 7.1 per game. Matt Coleman III is the leader in assists with an average of 3.3 per game. Texas is shooting 43.3% from the field and 34.0% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends
Lipscomb is 4-0 ATS in its last 4
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Bisons last 7 on neutral courts
Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Longhorns last 7
Lipscomb’s high scoring offense will run up against a strong defense from Texas that allowed TCU just 44 points. The Bisons have covered the number in each of the last 4, 22 of the last 30 non-conference games and 14 of the last 20 following a win ATS. Texas has failed to cover 5 of the last 7 overall. Final Score Prediction, Lipscomb Bisons win and cover ATS 72-70.