A pair of red-hot teams meet in a key non-conference matchup when the Chattanooga Mocs battle the Lipscomb Bisons on Wednesday. The Mocs (5-1), who finished seventh in the Southern Conference at 7-11 and were 18-17 overall in 2022-23, are coming off a 72-56 win over Southeast Missouri State on Sunday. The Bisons (5-3), who were fifth in the Atlantic Sun at 11-7 and were 20-13 overall last year, have also won five of their past six games. They are coming off an 85-78 victory at Wofford.
Tipoff from Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn., is set for noon ET. Lipscomb leads the all-time series 18-12. The Bisons are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Chattanooga vs. Lipscomb odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 152.5. Before making any Lipscomb vs. Chattanooga picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 4 of the 2023-24 season on an 94-61 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It is also off to an 8-2 roll on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Chattanooga vs. Lipscomb and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Lipscomb vs. Chattanooga:
- Chattanooga vs. Lipscomb spread: Lipscomb -3.5
- Chattanooga vs. Lipscomb over/under: 152.5 points
- Chattanooga vs. Lipscomb money line: Chattanooga +130, Lipscomb -149
- CHAT: The Mocs have hit the team total over in 21 of their last 33 games (+6.95 units)
- LIP: The Bisons have won 10 of their last 12 games at home (+5.75 units on ML)
- Chattanooga vs. Lipscomb picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Lipscomb can cover
The Bisons have three players averaging 10 or more points, led by senior guard Derrin Boyd. In eight games, he is averaging 17.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and one steal per game. He is connecting on 53.3% of his shots from the floor, including 35.5% from 3-point range, and 85.7% from the free throw line. He had a 12-point and seven-rebound performance in the win over Wofford.
Also helping power Lipscomb is junior guard AJ McGinnis. He is in his second year with the program and has started all eight games this season after playing in 33 games a year ago with six starts. He scored 20 points, while dishing out three assists and grabbing two rebounds in a 106-81 win over Alabama A&M on Nov. 18. For the season, McGinnis is averaging 12.8 points on 50.7% shooting from the floor, including 46.7% from 3-point range. See which team to pick here.
Why Chattanooga can cover
The Mocs also have a balanced scoring attack with four players all averaging in double figures. Leading the way is sophomore guard Honor Huff. He is in his first season with the team after playing last year at VMI. Huff has started six games this season, averaging 16.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He has scored 10 or more points in each of the last five games, including an 18-point effort in the win over Southeast Missouri State. He had a season-high 25 points in an 81-71 win at Louisville on Nov. 10.
Sophomore forward Sam Alexis, who is in his second year with the Mocs, has started all six games this season. He has reached double-digit scoring in each of the last five games, including registering three double-doubles. In a 68-63 win over Tennessee Tech on Nov. 19, Alexis poured in 22 points, while grabbing 15 rebounds. He also blocked three shots. For the season, he is averaging 14.8 points, 12 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.2 assists. See which team to pick here.
How to make Lipscomb vs. Chattanooga picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under the total, projecting 151 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread is the better value. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Chattanooga vs. Lipscomb, and which side of the spread is the better value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is up over $1,800 since last season, and find out.