Looking to win big? The Peacocks and Bison face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bison are hosting the game at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 123 points, with the Bison being the favored team playing at home against the Peacocks.
SAINT PETER’S PEACOCKS VS BUCKNELL BISON BETTING PICK
The Pick: Bucknell Bison -1
This game will be played at Sojka Pavilion at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE BUCKNELL BISON:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bison.
- Not only will Bucknell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 123 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?
Heading into their 11th game of the season, Saint Peter’s holds a 5-5 overall record. If they can secure a victory in their next game, their road record will reach .500, currently standing at 3-4. Prior to today’s game, Saint Peter’s holds a 5-4 ATS record. Up to this point, the Peacocks are 5-2 ATS on the road and 0-2 vs. the spread at home.
Looking at their over/under performance through 10 games, Saint Peter’s has an over/under record of 3-6-0, with their games averaging 125.8 points per game on average. When analyzing the Peacocks’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 127 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
In their most recent game, the Saint Peter’s offense put up just 66 points vs. the UMBC Retrievers. Overall, they are now averaging 62.9 points per game which is 463rd in the country. The top scorer for the Peacocks was Latrell Reid with 20 points, while Corey Washington also chipped in with 12 points.
At this time, the Peacocks’ defense is positioned 44th in the country, permitting 64.6 points per game. In today’s game vs. Bucknell, the Saint Peter’s defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Saint Peter’s made 20 free-throws vs. the Peacocks.
Can Bucknell Lock in a Home Win?
In their most recent game, Bucknell lost to Merrimack College by a score of 68-52. Including last year’s record, Bucknell has a 4-6 record in their previous ten home games. Taking a closer look at Bucknell’s ATS performance, they currently hold a 6-6 record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 against the spread.
So far, Bucknell’s games have averaged 134.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 136.8 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Bison’s games have averaged 134 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2-1.
In contrast to their season average of 62.2 points per game, the Bucknell had a below average performance. They scored 52 points against Merrimack College and had a field goal percentage of 40.7%. Noah Williamson led the scoring for the Bison, contributing 14 points. Additionally, Jack Forrest chipped in with 12 points.
The Bison’s defense is presently ranked 158th nationally, allowing an average of 72.2 points per contest. So far, the Bucknell defense is giving up an average of 7.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.8 times per game (597th).