Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Bryant Bulldogs Preview
Bryant Bulldogs vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks Odds
Stabler Arena will host Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. Bryant Bulldogs action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Mountain Hawks are 9-2 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Lehigh go 0-1 and the Bulldogs go 1-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 182-ranked Mountain Hawks and the No. 278-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-69 win for the Mountain Hawks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 215 in NCAA hoops at 34.2 per game. Contrast that with Lehigh’s No. 264 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Lehigh is the No. 13-ranked team in the country at 8.7 per game, while Bryant rates No. 180 at 6.1 per game.
Defensively, Bryant features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Lehigh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 nationally in scoring at home.
Bryant was a 79-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Dartmouth. Frankie Dobbs scored 19 points leading the Bulldogs to a 79-66 victory over Dartmouth at Chace Athletic Center on Saturday.
Lehigh won its last outing, a 90-75 result against North Texas on December 20. The Mean Green were burned for 28 points by Gabe Knutson on Thursday as the Mountain Hawks put another game in the win column, 90-75, at The Super Pit.
Bryant at Robert Morris, Thursday, January 3
Lehigh at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, January 5