Planning on watching today’s Leopards and Bison game? Catch the action at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA, as the Bison hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 128 points, and Bucknell is favored by -4 to win at home against Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS VS BUCKNELL BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bucknell Bison -4

This game will be played at Sojka Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE BUCKNELL BISON:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bison.
  • Not only will Bucknell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 128 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Leopards Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Despite being the underdog, Lafayette has been a better team on the road this season, going 6-9 compared to 4-10 at home. Over their last 10 road games, the Leopards are 6-4.

Overall, Lafayette is 11-19 this season, including a three-game losing streak. In their most recent game, they lost to Navy, 62-58.

As the underdog, Lafayette has gone 7-12 vs. the spread this season and they are 13-16 overall. On the road, the Leopards are 8-7 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 128 for the Lafayette game against Bucknell is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (133) and the average scoring total in their games (130.9). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer than 128 points.

Most recently, the Lafayette offense finished with just 58 points vs. Navy. For the game, they hit 6/17 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 39.6%. On offense, Lafayette has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 41%. So far, they are 359th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 68%.

Lafayette’s defense has been playing well, ranking 55th nationally, with 67.3 points allowed per game. Against Navy in their most recent game, the Lafayette defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing Navy to hit 33% of their shots.

Does Bucknell Have What it Takes at Home?

After winning their last game against Loyola Maryland by a score of 68-46, Bucknell will look to build off their two-game win streak. The Bison have gone 12-18 this season and are 9-8 in Patriot League action.

At home, Bucknell has gone 5-8 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have a record of 4-6. For the year, the Bison have an average scoring margin of -2.6 points per game at home.

As the favorite, Bucknell has gone 6-3 vs. the spread this season and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, their ATS mark is just 6-7 this year and they are 4-6 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 128 is lower than the average over/under line in Bucknell’s games this season (134.3) and their over/under record is 12-17-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 113 points and their last three over/under record is 0-3.

Coming off their recent game, the Bucknell offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Loyola Maryland. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54%, and they made 11 threes. The Bucknell offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.8 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

Currently, the Bison’s defense holds the 72nd rank in the nation, allowing 68.1 points per game. The Bucknell defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 46 points and allowed Loyola Maryland to connect on 4 threes.