Bucknell Bison vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stabler Arena Monday as host Lehigh looks to handle the Bucknell Bison in NCAA hoops action.
Lehigh battles the Bison, currently sitting with a 21-5 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-2 for the Mountain Hawks and 1-1 for the Bison.
Bettors looking to side with Lehigh in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 61-rated Bucknell taking on the No. 72-rated Mountain Hawks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-75 win for the Mountain Hawks on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Lehigh has the nation's No. 37-rated offensive output, at 74.2 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 24 allowing on average 58.7 PPG. The Mountain Hawks FG% has averaged 45.4% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bucknell owns the country's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 59.4 points per game on the highway. Lehigh, on the other hand, rates No. 60 in scoring at home.
Bucknell lost its last outing, a 63-62 result against Lafayette on February 16. Mike Muscala scored 29 points and chipped in with 15 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 63-62 against Lafayette in college basketball action at Kirby Center.
Lehigh lost its last outing, a 64-60 result against Colgate on February 16. The Mountain Hawks endured a 64-60 loss at the hands of the Red Raiders on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Gabe Knutson at Cotterell Court.
Bucknell home to Holy Cross, Sunday, February 24
Lehigh at Lafayette, Sunday, February 24