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Bucknell Bison host Lehigh Mountain Hawks in college basketball action

Lehigh Mountain HawksBucknell Bison
Feb 16, 7:00 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Bucknell Bison Odds


Lehigh travels to Bucknell on Thursday, hoping to boost its 19-7 record with a victory over the Bison.

The Bison bring a 20-6 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-7 Mountain Hawks, who are 5-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Bucknell go 2-2 so far and the Mountain Hawks go 3-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 59-rated Bison and the No. 118-ranked Mountain Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-77 result in favor of the Mountain Hawks.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bucknell's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Mountain Hawks defense that sits as the No. 163 at 66.5 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 47.3% from the field, more than the Mountain Hawks have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, Lehigh features the nation's No. 198-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 141 nationally in scoring at home.

Lehigh was an 89-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colgate. The battle between the Mountain Hawks and Red Raiders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Colgate was handed an 89-69 defeat on Saturday at Stabler Arena.

Bucknell was a 90-78 winner in its last match at home against Lafayette. Bucknell earned a 90-78 victory over Lafayette on Saturday, getting 24 points from Mike Muscala at Sojka Pavilion.

Next up:
Lehigh home to Lafayette, Saturday, February 18
Bucknell at Holy Cross, Saturday, February 18