Shockers vs. Bisons Prediction
The Wichita State Shockers will meet the Lipscomb Bisons in the first of two NIT semifinals games tonight. Will Lipscomb continue its surprising run and advance to the championship game?
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Madison Square Garden at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the spread line is set as a pick'em. The over-under is set at 150.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 66 percent of public bets are siding with Wichita State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Shockers continue on as road warriors
Wichita State won a third straight NIT game Tuesday night at Indiana with a 73-63 victory to advance to the semifinals. Markis McDuffie led the Shockers (22-14) with 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting including 4-of-12 from 3-point range plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also tallied four rebounds and two steals. Dexter Dennis accounted for 17 points, six blocked shots and four boards. Samajae Haynes-Jones added 13 points, four caroms and two assists. Wichita State led 36-29 at halftime and continued to control the action after the break. The Shockers shot 22-of-55 from the field, 11-of-29 from 3-point distance plus 18-of-25 at the charity stripe.
Mathews leads Bisons to thrilling win
Lipscomb earned a thrilling 94-93 victory at North Carolina State Wednesday night in the NIT quarterfinals to improve to 28-7 on the season. The Bisons outscored the Wolfpack 56-46 in the second half after trailing by nine at halftime. Lipscomb shot 34-of-68 from the floor, 14-of-28 from 3-point distance plus 12-of-17 at the free throw line. Garrison Mathews paced the Bisons with a career-high 44 points on 14-of-24 shooting including 8-of-13 shooting plus 8-of-11 at the free throw line. He also contributed eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kenny Cooper added 12 points, seven dimes, four boards and four steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Shockers are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. Wichita State is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 Tuesday games.
The Bisons are 4-0 ATS in their last four Tuesday games. Lipscomb is 4-1 ATS in its last five games overall.
Lipscomb is the much better offensive team in this matchup and while the Shockers have the more efficient defense, it isn't by a very sizable margin. Mathews comes into this contest with a ton of confidence and as a whole, this is a Bisons team that has only lost to one subpar opponent all season. I'm taking Lipscomb to advance to the championship game as its will to win showed last contest.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: LIPSCOMB BISONS PICK'EM