The Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they clash against the Bucknell Bison (2-2) at Bryce Jordan Center. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Bucknell Bison vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Odds Preview
In the Bison’s last contest, they lost a tough one against the Canisius Golden Griffins, 83-81. Andrew Funk had a good performance for Bucknell, putting up 15 points and seven rebounds. Canisius had a turnover percentage of 15.3 (better than their season average of 21.3). Bucknell, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 56.7 (above their season average of 25.0).
The Nittany Lions hope to keep it rolling after topping the Georgetown Hoyas in their last game, 81-66. Penn State was lifted by Lamar Stevens, who had 14 points and nine rebounds. The Nittany Lions had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.548 vs. 0.410) and had a better turnover percentage (22.1 vs. 23.0).
The offensive glass should be a solid edge for Penn State in this matchup. The Nittany Lions rank 69th in offensive rebounding percentage (31.9 percent), while Bucknell ranks 177th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.2 percent) since the 2018-19 season.
Bucknell at Penn State Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Penn State, ATS Winner – Penn State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Nittany Lions rank 94th in rebounds per game (37.1) while the Bison rank 180th in rebounds allowed per game (35.1).
Bucknell averages 3.6 blocks per game, which ranks 114th in the country. Penn State ranks 147th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
Penn State ranks 29th in steals per game (8.0) while Bucknell ranks 251st (5.2).
The Bison rank 33rd in assists per game (15.5) while the Nittany Lions rank 205th (12.7).
Bucknell ranks 34th in three pointers attempted per game (26.7) while Penn State ranks 162nd (22.4).