Looking to win big? The Mountain Hawks and Leopards face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Leopards are hosting the game at Kirby Sports Center in Easton, PA. Lehigh is favored by -2 in this Patriot League conference matchup the against Lafayette. The over/under for the game is set at 137.5 points.

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS VS LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lafayette Leopards +2

This game will be played at Kirby Sports Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Leopards.
  • Not only will Lafayette pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The Mountain Hawks Secure a Win at Easton?

Lehigh heads into tonight’s game as a 2-point favorite over Lafayette. They are 11-15 overall this season and have won four straight games. In Patriot League play, they are 8-7.

On the road, the Mountain Hawks have gone 5-10 this season, and they are coming off a win over Army. Over their last 10 road games, they are 5-5.

As the favorite this season, Lehigh has gone just 5-6 against the spread. However, the Mountain Hawks have been much better vs. the spread on the road, going 11-3-1 this year. Over their last 10 road games, Lehigh has an ATS mark of 8-1-1.

This season, the over/under record for Lehigh games is 12-12, and today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.2). Over their last three games, their games have finished with an average of 139 points compared to their season average of 146.2 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Lehigh’s offense scored 85 points against Army. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.6%, and they went 17/17 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Mountain Hawks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 223rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 341st in terms of percentage and 237th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Mountain Hawks’ defense is positioned 168th in the country, permitting 71.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Army, the Black Knights finished with a field goal percentage of 36% and a total of 54 points vs. Lehigh.

Will Lafayette Win at Home?

After losing their most recent game to Colgate, Lafayette now sits at 11-17 on the season. In Patriot League play, they have gone 10-5 compared to a non-conference mark of 1-12. At home, the Leopards are 4-9 this year, including a 4-6 record over their last 10 games.

As an underdog, Lafayette has gone just 3-14 this season. They have been the underdog in 17 of their 28 games. So far, they have gone 7-3 when favored.

As the underdog this season, Lafayette has an ATS record of 7-10 and they are 2-1 ATS in their last three games as the underdog. At home, the Leopards are 5-8 ATS this year and 4-6 in their last 10 games. Overall, their ATS mark is 13-14.

This season, the over/under record for Lafayette games is 13-14, and their games are averaging 131.1 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this season (132.9). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 133 points per game.

The Leopards’ offense finished with 62 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 63.5 points per contest. Justin Vander Baan led the scoring for the Leopards, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Devin Hines chipped in with 12 points.

So far, the Leopards’ defense is ranked 62nd in the country at 67.3 points per contest. The Lafayette defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Colgate to connect on 8 threes.