Bucknell vs Penn Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/8/23

Penn Quakers (1-0) vs Bucknell Bison (0-1)

Game Info: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)

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The Bucknell Bison will play the Penn Quakers in a non-conference game on Wednesday night at The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bucknell opened the season with a loss to Delaware, while Penn opened their season with a win. 

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The Bucknell Bison are 0-1 this year after they lost to Delaware by a score of 78-57 in their first game. Bucknell only scored 25 points in the first half and dug a hole they couldn’t get out of. The Bison shot 38.9% from the field, 35.7% on three pointers, and 38.5% on free throws in the loss. Bucknell lost the rebounding battle by a total of 45-32, had 12 assists, and committed 15 turnovers in the game. Jack Forrest led the Bison with 18 points, three rebounds, and three steals, while Noah Williamson added nine points, eight rebounds, and two assists. Bucknell allowed 78 points on 50.9% field goal shooting in the loss. 

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The Penn Quakers are 1-0 this season after they defeated John Jay College by a score of 102-57 in their last game. Penn got a great start in this game, as they scored 61 points in the first half and was able to coast to the win. Penn shot 53.6% from the field, 38.7% on three pointers, and 64% on free throws in the game. The Quakers won the rebounding battle by a total of 53-42, had 26 assists, and turned the ball over 13 times. Eddie Holland III led Penn with 16 points and five rebounds, while Tyler Perkins added 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Penn allowed 57 points on 31% shooting from the field in the victory.


Penn was able to get an easy victory in their first game of the season, but they played a very easy opponent. The Quakers will play a much tougher opponent here, but Bucknell did start their season with a loss. Bucknell shot the ball very poorly in their opener and the defense was not good, but they will have a chance to get back on the right track here. Bucknell has some issues on the defensive end of the court and I think Penn is going to have another big scoring day, so I like the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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