The Saint Francis U Red Flash (3-4) will be at home in DeGol Arena when they take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (3-5). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Saint Francis U Red Flash ATS Preview
The Mountain Hawks fell to the Columbia Lions in their last outing, 68-64. Lehigh’s Jordan Cohen had a good game, leading the team in scoring with 20 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Columbia had a free throw rate of 0.127 (above their season average of 0.096). Lehigh, on the other hand, held the Lions to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 (below the 26.2 mark opponents have averaged against Lehigh this season).
In the Red Flash’s last matchup, they defeated the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 79-63. With 26 points on 9-for-17 shooting, Keith Braxton was the top scorer from either team. Saint Francis U played a flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.524 (above their season average of 0.475) and a free throw rate of 0.206 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Saint Joseph’s was 0.373 and 0.194, respectively.
The prolific offense of Saint Francis U will clash against the mid-tier defense of Lehigh. Since last season, the Red Flash rank 87th in offensive efficiency, while the Mountain Hawks are 249th in defensive efficiency. The Red Flash should have the edge on that end of the court.
The Mountain Hawks won the lone contest against the Red Flash last season, 88-76. Lehigh did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (17-19; 89.5 percent). Saint Francis U, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (43.5 vs. 10.7).
Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. Saint Francis U Red Flash ATS Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Saint Francis U, ATS Winner – Saint Francis U, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Red Flash average 37.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 67th in the country. The Mountain Hawks rank 170th in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).
Lehigh ranks 201st in blocks allowed per game (3.6) while Saint Francis U ranks 252nd (4.4).
Lehigh ranks 60th in assists per game (14.7) while Saint Francis U ranks 257th (12.0).
The Red Flash rank 58th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Mountain Hawks rank 231st (6.9).
Saint Francis U ranks 196th in three pointers allowed per game (22.8) while Lehigh ranks 316th (27.0).