Lehigh vs. Bucknell - 2/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Bucknell Bison (11-17) at Lehigh Mountain Hawks (7-20)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Stabler Arena)
The Line: Lehigh Mountain Hawks +1 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Bucknell Bison (11-17, 7-8 CONF) and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (7-20, 4-11 CONF) will meet on Sunday, February 23rd for a Patriot League matchup at the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA. The game will be played at 12:00 PM eastern time.
Bucknell is coming off a 69-48 road win over Holy Cross in their last game. Bucknell has now won back-to-back games, despite them losing three of their last five games. Bucknell is currently one game under .500 in conference play. Lehigh is coming off a 70-67 road loss to Colgate in their last game. Lehigh has dropped two straight games after winning two straight beforehand. Lehigh is a whole seven games under .500 in conference play this season.
Bucknell scores 68.1 points per game on 41.8 percent field goal shooting this season. Bucknell’s leading scorer and rebounder is F John Meeks who scores 12.1 points per game and earns 5.4 rebounds per game. Bucknell allows 72.0 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -3.9 scoring differential so far this season. Bucknell also earns 32.8 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 3.6 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game as a team.
Lehigh scores 68.0 points per game on 44.7 percent field goal shooting this season. Lehigh’s leading scorer is G Jordan Cohen, who scores 14.6 points per game. The leading rebounder for Lehigh is F Jeameril Wilson, who averages 5.0 rebounds per game. Lehigh allows 73.9 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -5.9 point differential so far this season. Lehigh also earns 34.0 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 5.4 steals per game as a team.
Bucknell is 11-17 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Bucknell is also 4-10 against the spread on the road so far this season. Lehigh is 8-17 against the spread this season and 2-8 against the spread in their last ten games. Lehigh is also 2-7 against the spread at home so far this season.
I like Bucknell in this matchup, and since Lehigh played well against Colgate, we are getting a great price. Bucknell is the much better team in this matchup, and they have played better against the spread recently than Lehigh has. Bucknell -1 is the play for me.