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NCAA hoops odds preview - Bucknell vs. Princeton

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Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Jadwin Gymnasium

Bucknell Bison vs Princeton Tigers Odds

11-1TEAM RECORD4-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Bucknell when they take on the Princeton Tigers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Tigers are 4-6 so far on the season, and 3-5 ATS vs. the number. The Bison, meanwhile, are 11-1 and 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Princeton go 0-4 and the Bison go 1-0 on the totals.

View Bucknell vs Princeton Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 299 and the Bison sitting at No. 80. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-62 result in favor of the Bison.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Princeton's No. 323-ranked offense, averaging 58.3 PPG, against a Bison defense that ranks No. 36 at 58.2 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% 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. 22-rated mark, allowing 58.5 points per game on the highway. Princeton, on the other hand, rates No. 328 in scoring at home.

Bucknell won its last outing, a 71-65 result against Marist on December 19. Mike Muscala scored 26 points and helped out with 13 rebounds for Bucknell on Wednesday, leading the Bison to a 71-65 victory over Marist at Sojka Pavilion.

Last time out for Princeton, they were a 62-45 winner as they battled Rider at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Princeton got 17 points from Hans Brase en route to a 62-45 victory over Rider on Thursday at Jadwin Gymnasium.

Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Rider are 1-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Bison at Tigers trends to consider:
Princeton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Bucknell
Princeton is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Princeton is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Bucknell at Loyola, Friday, December 28
Princeton at Akron, Sunday, December 30

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