Betting on today’s Bison and Eagles game? Catch the action at Bender Arena in Washington, DC, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 128.5 points, and American is favored by -4.5 to win at home against Bucknell.

BUCKNELL BISON VS AMERICAN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: American Eagles -4.5

This game will be played at Bender Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE AMERICAN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will American pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 128.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Bison Offense Score Enough in Washington?

After a 60-50 win over Lafayette, Bucknell has now won three straight games and has a 13-18 overall record this season. In Patriot League play, the Bison went 10-8.

On the road, Bucknell has gone 7-10 this season and has a scoring margin of -3.5. As the underdog, the Bison have gone 6-15 this season.

As the underdog this season, Bucknell has an ATS record of 11-10. On the road, their ATS mark is 11-6. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bison have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 128.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Bucknell’s games this season (134). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less than 128.5 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is just 105 points.

The Bucknell offense is coming off a game where they scored 60 points against Lafayette. They posted a field goal percentage of 38.6% and connected on 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jack Forrest, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16, while Noah Williamson also carries a PPG average of 11.8 into the game.

This season, the Bucknell defense has been impressive, holding the 61st position in the country while permitting an average of 67.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Bucknell’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.9% this season.

Will American Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

After losing to Navy 71-65, American will look to get back on track as they host Bucknell. So far this season, the Eagles have gone 7-7 at home, and they are 12-8 when favored. As the favorite, they have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games.

Overall, American has gone 16-15, including a 10-9 record in Patriot League play. They have gone 6-6 in non-conference games. At home, their average scoring margin is +2.1 compared to -1.5 on the road.

As the favorite this season, American has gone 11-9 vs. the spread. Over their last three home games, the Eagles are 0-3 ATS and just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 as the favorite.

The over/under record for American this season is 16-15 and today’s line of 128.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (135.4). So far, 22 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 130 points.

In their recent game, the Eagles’ offense concluded with 65 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 69.1 points per contest. Matt Rogers is leading the team in scoring at 16.4 points per contest. Elijah Stephens has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.3 going into the game.

This season, the American defense has been impressive, holding the 64th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Navy, the Midshipmen finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 71 points vs. American.