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Boston University Terriers vs Bucknell Bison Preview

Bucknell BisonBoston University Terriers
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Case Gymnasium

Bucknell Bison vs Boston University Terriers Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Bison travelling to Boston University Thursday to take on the Terriers on Thursday.

Boston University battles the Bison, currently sitting with a 7-5 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-2 for the Terriers and 2-2 for the Bison.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 277-rated Terriers and the No. 88-ranked Bison, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-59 result in favor of the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston University's No. 270-ranked scoring average of 63.4 PPG, against a Bison defense rated No. 106 and allowing 63.6 PPG. The Terriers FG% has averaged 39.7% to date this season, less than the Bison shooters have managed so far (45.4% per game).

Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Boston University, meanwhile, comes in at No. 271 nationally in scoring at home.

Bucknell was an 80-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Syracuse. They covered the 21–point spread as underdogs. Bucknell got 14 points from Mike Muscala but lost anyway, 80-61, to Syracuse on Tuesday at Carrier Dome.

In their last action, Boston University was a 68-43 loser on the road against Villanova. Boston University was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Villanova and falling by a 68-43 score at Villanova Pavilion.

Next up:
Bucknell home to Loyola, Wednesday, December 28
Boston University at La Salle, Thursday, December 29