Wichita State vs Lipscomb 4/2/19 - NIT Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Wichita State Shockers vs. Lipscomb Bisons
NCAAB: 7:00 PM EST
Apr. 02, 2019
Latest Odds : LIP -1 Total 150.5
On Tuesday the No. 6 seeded Wichita State Shockers meet the No. 5 seeded Lipscomb Bisons at Madison Square Garden in New York City for an NIT semifinal showdown. The Shockers defeated Indiana last Tuesday 73-63 in the quarterfinals. Markis McDuffie led Wichita State with 21 points, while Dexter Dennis chipped in with 17 points and a game-high six blocked shots.
Lipscomb reached the NIT semifinals following its 94-93 win over North Carolina State last Wednesday. Garrison Mathews led the Bisons with 44 points. Kenny Copper scored 12 points and handed out seven assists. Cooper scored with just 1.7 seconds remaining on the clock to give Lipscomb the dramatic win on the road against the Wolfpack.
Markus McDuffie leads the Shockers in scoring with an average of 18.3 points per game. Jamarius Barton is the assists leader with an average of 3.4 per game. Jaime Echenique leads the Shockers in rebounds with an average of 5.8 per game. Wichita State is shooting 40.6% from the field and 31.0% from 3-point territory.
Garrison Mathews leads Lipscomb in scoring with an average of 20.1 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 4.1 per game. Lipscomb is shooting 48.3% from the field and 37.1% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Wichita State is 13-3-1 ATS in its last 17
The UNDER has cashed in each of the last 4 Shockers games played on Tuesday
Lipscomb is 21-7-1 ATS in its last 29 non-conference games
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Bisons last 8
Free Betting Pick: Lipscomb Bisons -1
Lipscomb has come on strong during the postseason. The Bisons have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 overall and 13 of the last 19 following a win ATS. In addition, Lipscomb has won 7 of the last 8 straight up. Wichita State has covered each of its last 6 overall and has won 9 of the last 10 straight up. Lipscomb will edge out Wichita State late. Final Score Prediction, Lipscomb Bisons win and cover ATS 77-74.