College Basketball Matchup - Lafayette Leopards Lehigh Mountain Hawks Odds Preview
Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Lafayette Leopards Odds
Lafayette will look to improve on its 14-14 record on Sunday when they host Lehigh in NCAA basketball odds action at Kirby Center.
The Mountain Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Leopards are 1-0 ATS. Lehigh is 0-3 against the total, while Lafayette is 0-1 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 310-ranked Leopards and the No. 70-rated Mountain Hawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-67 win for the Mountain Hawks on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Lafayette's No. 169-ranked offense, averaging 67.7 PPG, against a Mountain Hawks defense that ranks No. 124 at 64.5 PPG. The Leopards field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, less than the Mountain Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.
Defensively, Lehigh features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 193 nationally in scoring at home.
Lehigh was a 61-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Bucknell. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Mountain Hawks endured a 61-55 loss at the hands of the Bison on Monday, despite a 17-point effort from Holden Greiner at Stabler Arena.
In their last action, Lafayette was a 79-76 winner on the road against Holy Cross. Tony Johnson scored 20 points leading the Leopards to a 79-76 victory over Holy Cross at Hart Recreation Center on Wednesday.
Lehigh home to Navy, Wednesday, February 27
Lafayette at Colgate, Wednesday, February 27