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Arizona Bucknell Betting Preview

Bucknell BisonArizona Wildcats
March 14, 9:00 PM | McKale Center

Bucknell Bison vs Arizona Wildcats Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Arizona Wildcats try to run the Bison off the court at McKale Center in college hoops action.

Arizona will face the 24-9 Bison, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 15-18 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bison are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View Bucknell vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bison listed as 9-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Wildcats and the No. 53-ranked Bison, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-72 result in favor of the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 136 nationally ranked offense (69.5 points per game) against a Bison defense that sits as the No. 33 at 61.2 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 44.1% from the field, less than the Bison have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).

Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.

Bucknell was an 82-77 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lehigh. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Mike Muscala was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 14 rebounds but Lehigh still won, 82-77, over Bucknell on Wednesday at Sojka Pavilion.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 53-51 loser as they battled Colorado at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Kyle Fogg scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 53-51 to Colorado at Staples Center on Saturday).

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 2-1
After a loss are 9-1

A few Bison at Wildcats trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games at home
Arizona is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games