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Bucknell Bison take on Mountain Hawks in college basketball test

Bucknell BisonLehigh Mountain Hawks
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Stabler Arena

Bucknell Bison vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stabler Arena Wednesday as host Lehigh looks to handle the Bucknell Bison in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Bison have watched them go 13-6 and 2-2 ATS on the year, while the Mountain Hawks are at 14-5 and 5-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountain Hawks are 3-1, while the Bison have a 2-2 mark.

View Bucknell vs Lehigh Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mountain Hawks - Bison odds would favor the Mountain Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Lehigh is rated No. 100 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bucknell is at No. 114. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-74 win for the Mountain Hawks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Lehigh's No. 26 nationally ranked offense (78.3 points per game) against a Bison defense that sits as the No. 76 at 62.9 PPG. The Mountain Hawks have been averaging 44.5% from the field, less than the Bison have managed so far this season (46.7% on average).

Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. Lehigh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 41 nationally in scoring at home.

Bucknell was a 79-65 winner in its last match on the road against Lafayette. Bucknell got 27 points from Mike Muscala en route to a 79-65 victory over Lafayette on Saturday at Kirby Center.

Lehigh won its last outing, a 78-56 result against Colgate on January 14. Lehigh cruised to victory on Saturday, running Colgate out of the gym and running up a 78-56 score at Cotterell Court.

Next up:
Bucknell home to Holy Cross, Saturday, January 21
Lehigh at Lafayette, Sunday, January 22