The Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lipscomb Bisons are at Lipscomb University for a meeting between the Southwestern and Atlantic Sun Conference.
Alabama A&M is searching for their second win of the season after a 67-43 loss on December 18 against the Indiana State Sycamores.
They have a major problem scoring the basketball and it was on display once again versus Indiana State. Their only win this season was an 82-73 win at home against Tennessee State on November 9.
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That was a rare offensive surge from the Bulldogs. Since that win, 66 points in an 89-66 loss versus Cincinnati has been their best offensive output.
It’s been a tough stretch for Alabama A&M. After beating Tennessee State, they’ve been on the road for eight straight games.
The Bulldogs have yet another assignment on the road tonight. This time they’re in ASUN country at Lipscomb in Nashville.
The Bisons are in a mediocre conference, with a three-way tie at the top with three teams at 7-6. Conference play has not started yet, so things will shake out then.
Lipscomb has good a chance as anyone else to win the ASUN. They’re going into tonight at 6-8 and have played some tough opponents on their schedule.
Lipscomb has played LSU, FSU, Miami, and Belmont to name some tough opponents. The Bisons are coming off a 95-60 loss to LSU on December 22.
Head below for our free Alabama A&M vs. Lipscomb pick on December 30, 2021.
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. Lipscomb Bisons Betting Odds and Team Statistics:
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|Alabama A&M Bulldogs||+8.5 (-103)||OFF||Over 134 (-115)|
|Lipscomb Bisons||-8.5 (-117)||OFF||Under 134 (-105)|
|Team Data||Alabama A&M Bulldogs||Lipscomb Bisons|
|Points Per Game||54.8||75.5|
|Points Against Per Game||71.9||80.6|
|Field Goal %||34.7||46.8|
|Three Point %||26.5||36.7|
Alabama A&M vs. Lipscomb Prediction:
Alabama A&M can’t get any worse from the field. The Bulldogs have a big problem where they’re unable to shoot the ball well.
There aren’t many teams in the NCAA that has shot the ball worse than Alabama A&M and it isn’t like they’ve had the toughest schedule.
43 points against a team like Indiana State after putting up 57 points on Troy isn’t a good look for the Bulldogs. They are near last in the NCAA with 54.8 points per game.
Alabama A&M is shooting 34.7% from the field for 357th in the country. They are connecting at an abysmal rate of 26.5% from three.
The Bulldogs haven’t figured out the concept of rebounding either. They are 324th in offensive and 355th in defensive rebounding.
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. Lipscomb Bisons Betting Trends:
- 4-12-1 ATS in their previous 17 games
- 4-11-1 ATS in their previous 16 games as an underdog
- 2-8-1 ATS in their previous 11 games versus a team with a home record
- 2-8-1 ATS in their previous 11 games as an underdog on the road
- UNDER is 4-0 in their previous four games on the road
- 1-6 ATS in their previous seven games
- 8-19 ATS in their previous 27 games as a favorite at Lipscomb
- OVER is 6-2 in their previous eight games
- OVER is 26-11-2 in their previous 39 games as a favorite at Lipscomb
- OVER is 22-8 in their previous 30 games versus a team with a winning percentage below 40%
Lipscomb is considerably better on offense with 75.5 points per game. They are shooting 46.8% from the field as opposed to 34.7% for Alabama A&M.
The Bisons are solid from three as well, with a three-point percentage of 36.7% for 65th in the NCAA. Their defense hasn’t been up to par, though their competition has been tough.
Lipscomb has conceded 80.6 points per game, but Alabama A&M can’t shoot without anyone around them. The Bisons can sit back and the Bulldogs will likely still struggle from the field.
On the road, the offensive woes get worse with 51.4 points per game and a brutal 33.4% field goal percentage. Their three-point percentage dips below 25% on the road.
Lipscomb at less than double digits looks like a good bet. They should be able to pull away for a 14 or 15-point win, so the Bisons at 8.5 appears like a solid value.