Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Bucknell Bison Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Bucknell and Lehigh on Wednesday, with the host Bison trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bison are 16-3 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Mountain Hawks, meanwhile, are 13-4 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bucknell go 1-0 and the Mountain Hawks go 0-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 54 (Bison) and the No. 88 (Mountain Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-78 result in favor of the Mountain Hawks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bucknell has the nation's No. 140-rated offensive output, at 69.2 PPG. The visiting Mountain Hawks defense ranks No. 162 allowing on average 65.5 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 46.6% so far, less than the Mountain Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.
Defensively, Lehigh features the nation's No. 231-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.
Lehigh was a 60-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colgate. The Mountain Hawks grabbed a 60-45 win over the Red Raiders on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Mackey McKnight at Stabler Arena.
In their last action, Bucknell was a 66-51 winner at home against Lafayette. Bucknell got 27 points and 15 rebounds from Mike Muscala en route to a 66-51 victory over Lafayette on Saturday at Sojka Pavilion.
Lehigh home to Lafayette, Sunday, January 27
Bucknell at Holy Cross, Saturday, January 26