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Bucknell Bison vs Lafayette Leopards Preview

Lafayette LeopardsBucknell Bison
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Lafayette Leopards vs Bucknell Bison Odds


Lafayette travels to Bucknell on Saturday, hoping to boost its 8-11 record with a victory over the Bison.

Supporters of the Leopards have watched them go 8-11 and 1-0 ATS on the year, while the Bison are at 15-3 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Bison are 1-0, while the Leopards have a 0-1 mark.

View Lafayette vs Bucknell Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison sit at No. 62 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Leopards sit at No. 328 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 78-62.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bucknell's No. 158-rated squad against Lafayette's No. 337-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bucknell rates No. 297 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 35 nationally with 8.1 per match.

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 210 nationally in scoring at home.

Lafayette was a 77-54 loser in its last match on the road against Army. Lafayette was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Army and falling by a 77-54 score at Christl Arena.

Last time out for Bucknell, they were a 73-59 winner as they battled Colgate on the road. Mike Muscala scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Bucknell over Colgate, 73-59, on Wednesday at Cotterell Court.

Next up:
Lafayette home to Holy Cross, Wednesday, January 23
Bucknell home to Lehigh, Wednesday, January 23