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Lafayette LeopardsBucknell Bison
March 11, 4:45 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Lafayette Leopards vs Bucknell Bison Odds

13-18TEAM RECORD24-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Bucknell vs Lafayette battle Friday at Sojka Pavilion as the Bison look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This game is part of the Patriot Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.

The Bison sit at 24-8 (1-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Leopards are currently 13-18 (1-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Bucknell is 2-1 OU, and Lafayette is 1-0 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bison, most recently No. 76 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Leopards, who rate No. 272 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-67 victory for the Bison.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bucknell's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 70.7 PPG, against a Leopards defense that ranks No. 278 at 72.2 PPG. The Bison field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the Leopards marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 238-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 179 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Lafayette, they were a 73-71 winner as they battled American on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Leopards grabbed a 73-71 win over the Eagles on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jared Mintz at Bender Arena.

Bucknell won its last outing, a 66-64 result against Lehigh on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Bucknell got 17 points from Mike Muscala en route to a 66-64 victory over Lehigh on Sunday at Sojka Pavilion.

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