Lafayette Leopards vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Lafayette Leopards travelling to Lehigh Sunday to take on the Mountain Hawks.
The Mountain Hawks currently sports a 14-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Leopards are 9-12 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountain Hawks produce a 0-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Leopards have gone 0-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 88-ranked Mountain Hawks and the No. 331-rated Leopards in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-65 win for the Mountain Hawks on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Leopards rank No. 338 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.6 per game. That compares with Lehigh’s No. 217 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Lehigh is college basketball's No. 14-ranked team at 8.6 per game, while the Leopards rate No. 43 with 7.8 per game.
Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 318-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.8 points per game. Lehigh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Lafayette, they were a 63-53 winner as they battled Holy Cross at home. The Leopards got 16 points from Bryce Scott as Lafayette ran past Holy Cross 63-53 on Wednesday at Kirby Center.
Lehigh was a 65-62 winner in its last match on the road against Bucknell. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mountain Hawks grabbed a 65-62 win over the Bison on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from B.J. Bailey at Sojka Pavilion.
Lafayette home to Colgate, Wednesday, January 30
Lehigh at Navy, Wednesday, January 30