Wichita State vs Lipscomb Expert Predictions for 2019 NIT Semifinals

By Dan O'Shea
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Making the Final Four is extremely impressive, even if it's in the NIT. The Wichita State Shockers are a team we've seen make runs in the NCAA Tournament in recent years, and they're doing so in the NIT this season. They'll take on Lipscomb in this semifinal matchup that has the Bisons as 1.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Before you dive in to some NIT Final Four betting, check out what some experts have to say about Tuesday night's matchup.

Wichita State vs Lipscomb Predictions for 2019 NIT Semifinals

Sports Chat Place

The team at Sports Chat Place says that Lipscomb has been impressive this season, but that it's hard to imagine them doing so well against the Shockers' defense. Sports Chat Place notes that if the Bisons score 70 points that they'll likely win and cover, but says they don't think that's going to happen. They're taking the points and the Shockers in this NIT semifinal.

Busting Brackets

The folks over at Busting Brackets don't think the big name of the Shockers is enough of a reason to carry them through this game. They note that the Bisons are the hotter team right now and are also a senior-laden team. Those reasons alone are enough for Busting Brackets to pick Lipscomb to win by nine.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

ESPN's BPI breaks the tie here, giving Lipscomb a 67-percent chance to leave this matchup victorious and to head to the NIT championship game on Thursday.

That's one spread pick for each team and ESPN giving the Bisons a better chance to pull out the win over the Shockers on Tuesday night.


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