Allen Arena showcases an appetizing college basketball matchup on Wednesday afternoon. The Lipscomb Bisons welcome the Navy Midshipmen to Nashville for a non-conference tilt. Lipscomb is 4-2 overall and 3-0 at home this season, with an impressive one-point road loss to Notre Dame. Navy is 5-1 overall and aiming to extend a three-game winning streak.
Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Lipscomb as a 3-point home favorite, and the total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 136.5 in the latest Navy vs. Lipscomb odds. Before you make any Lipscomb vs. Navy picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Navy vs. Lipscomb and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Navy vs. Lipscomb:
- Navy vs. Lipscomb spread: Lipscomb -3
- Navy vs. Lipscomb over/under: 136.5 points
- NAVY: The Midshipmen are 5-1 against the spread this season
- LIP: The Bisons are 3-1 against the spread this season
- Navy vs. Lipscomb picks: See picks here
Why Navy can cover
Navy is very balanced on offense, with five players averaging at least eight points per game. Senior forward Tyler Nelson leads the way, averaging 14.7 points per game, and the Midshipmen are in the top 20 of the nation in shooting efficiency. Navy is elite from 3-point range, making 41.1% of attempts, and are also shooting 53.4% on 2-point attempts. Navy is in the top 50 nationally in assist rate, producing an assist on 58.2% of field goals.
The Midshipmen are above-average in turnover rate (17.6%) and offensive rebound rate (29.7%). Lipscomb struggles on defense, creating a turnover on only 16.0% of possessions, and opponents are shooting 36.8% on 3-point attempts against the Bisons. Navy is above-average nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, and Lipscomb has an ugly 19.8% offensive rebound rate with a free throw creation rate outside the top 350 in the country.
Why Lipscomb can cover
Lipscomb's offense has been keyed by sophomore forward Jacob Ognacevic this season. He is averaging 18.5 points per game and shooting 63.6% from the field, and Lipscomb is elite in the shooting department. The Bison are shooting 54.7% from 2-point range, 37.5% from 3-point range, and 76.6% at the free throw line, all of which rank well above the national average.
Lipscomb is also elite in ball security, ranking in the top ten nationally with a 13.8% turnover rate. The Bisons are also in the top 15 of the country with a 6.3% live-ball turnover rate. Lipscomb is also facing a Navy team that has a paltry 69.9% defensive rebound rate, and the Midshipmen have a 5.1% block rate, ranking near the bottom of the country.
How to make Navy vs. Lipscomb picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, with both teams posting elite shooting efficiency this season. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's CBB picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Navy vs. Lipscomb? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Navy vs. Lipscomb spread you need to jump on Wednesday, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.