Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Mountain Hawks and Bison. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Bison at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Patriot League conference game currently have Bucknell as the -1.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 139.5 points.
LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS VS BUCKNELL BISON BETTING PICK
The Pick: Bucknell Bison -1.5
This game will be played at Sojka Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Monday, February 12th.
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 -1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Do the Mountain Hawks Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Lehigh enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog, which is fitting considering their 2-10 record as an underdog this season. Overall, the Mountain Hawks are 8-15, including a 5-7 mark in Patriot League play. On the road, Lehigh is just 3-10, and their average scoring margin away from home is -5.0.
Last time out, Lehigh defeated Lafayette by a score of 94-90. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Mountain Hawks have gone 3-7, including a record of 2-3 in their last five road games.
As the underdog, Lehigh has been a solid bet against the spread this season, going 9-2-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 9-3-1 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 7-2-1 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, the Mountain Hawks are 2-0-1 vs. the spread.
Lehigh’s over/under record for the season is 10-11 and today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.
Lehigh is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 94 points versus Lafayette. This output is higher than their season-average of 73.3 points per game. The top scorer for the Mountain Hawks was Dominic Parolin with 33 points, while Burke Chebuhar also chipped in with 28 points.
On defense, Lehigh is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.1 points per game. The Lehigh defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 90 points and allowed Lafayette to connect on 8 threes.
Taking a Look at the Bison Chances at Home
At home this season, Bucknell has gone 4-7, and they have an average scoring margin of -3.5 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 4-6. So far this season, they have been favored in five games, going 4-1.
Overall, Bucknell has gone 10-15, and they are 7-5 in Patriot League games. They have gone 6-8 on the road, and their average scoring margin is -4.0 points per game.
As the favorite, Bucknell has an ATS record of 4-1 this season and they are 5-5 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Bison are 5-6 ATS this year and 14-11 overall. In their last 3 home games, Bucknell is 2-1 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Bucknell games is 12-12-1. Today’s line of 139.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (134.3). In their last three contests, the over is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.
The Bucknell offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against Boston. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.2% and connected on 9 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Jack Forrest, who holds an average of 16.8 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Noah Williamson is averaging 12.7 points per game this season.
The Bison’s defense is presently ranked 115th nationally, allowing an average of 70.0 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Lehigh, the Bucknell defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Bucknell made 15 free-throws vs. the Bison.