NCAA hoops odds preview - Bucknell vs. St. Francis PA
Bucknell Bison vs St. Francis PA Red Flash Odds
The St. Francis PA Red Flash will hit the floor running against the visiting Bucknell Bison Monday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Red Flash sit at 0-8 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bison are currently 9-1 (1-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. Francis PA is 0-0 OU, and Bucknell is 1-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 344 (Red Flash) and the No. 91 (Bison) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-54 result in favor of the Bison has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Francis PA has the nation's No. 289-rated offensive output, at 61.4 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 42 allowing on average 58.5 PPG. The Red Flash FG% has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.
Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.4 points per game. St. Francis PA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.
Bucknell was a 74-66 winner in its last match at home against La Salle. Bucknell earned a 74-66 victory over La Salle on Saturday, getting 18 points from Mike Muscala at Sojka Pavilion.
St. Francis PA was an 83-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lehigh. Umar Shannon went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Lehigh handed St. Francis PA an 83-67 defeat at DeGol Arena.
Bucknell home to Marist, Wednesday, December 19
St. Francis PA at Kent State, Thursday, December 20