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NCAA hoops odds preview - Lehigh vs. Bucknell

Lehigh Mountain HawksBucknell Bison
March 6, 7:30 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Bucknell Bison Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD23-8

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Bucknell Bison try to run the Mountain Hawks off the court at Sojka Pavilion in college hoops action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Patriot Tournament.

Supporters of the Mountain Hawks have watched them go 16-14 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Bison are at 23-8 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bison are 2-0, while the Mountain Hawks have a 0-0 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bison at No. 91 and the Mountain Hawks at No. 210 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-72 result in favor of the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bucknell's No. 117 nationally ranked offense (70.9 points per game) against a Mountain Hawks defense that sits as the No. 275 at 72.2 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 45% from the field, more than the Mountain Hawks have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Defensively, Lehigh features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.6 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 174 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Lehigh, they were an 87-75 winner as they battled Navy at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. Lehigh got 25 points from C.J. McCollum en route to an 87-75 victory over Navy on Wednesday at Stabler Arena.

Bucknell won its last outing, a 78-51 result against Army on March 2. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. The battle between the Bison and Black Knights didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Army was handed a 78-51 defeat on Wednesday at Sojka Pavilion.