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Patriot Tournament - Lafayette Leopards vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks Betting Matchup Report

Lehigh Mountain HawksLafayette Leopards
March 9, 2:00 PM | Kirby Center

Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Lafayette Leopards Odds

21-8TEAM RECORD18-14

Kirby Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Lafayette Leopards and the visiting Lehigh Mountain Hawks in college hoops action on Saturday.

This game is part of the Patriot Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.

The Leopards sport records of 18-14 and 2-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mountain Hawks have 21-8 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1-1 for the Leopards and 0-4 for the Mountain Hawks.

View Lehigh vs Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Leopards installed as 2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 309 (Leopards) and the No. 84 (Mountain Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-69 result in favor of the Mountain Hawks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Lafayette's No. 133-ranked offense, averaging 69.1 PPG, against a Mountain Hawks defense that ranks No. 127 at 64.6 PPG. The Leopards field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Mountain Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, Lehigh features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.

Lehigh won its last outing, a 71-64 result against Colgate on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite. The Mountain Hawks grabbed a 71-64 win over the Red Raiders on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Gabe Knutson at Stabler Arena.

In their last action, Lafayette was a 77-54 winner at home against Holy Cross. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Lafayette cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Holy Cross out of the gym and running up a 77-54 score at Kirby Center.