Lehigh vs Bucknell Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/12/24

Bucknell (10-14) vs Lehigh (7-15)

Game Info: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Sojka Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Bucknell -1 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks will make the two-hour trip to Lewisburg to meet the Bucknell Bison in Patriot League play this Monday from the Sojka Pavilion on the CBS Sports Network. Bucknell leads the current series, 100-61, and they come in as 1.5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 140.5. Stay tuned for our Lehigh vs Bucknell Prediction. 

Lehigh Mountain Hawks Preview

Lehigh moved to 8-15 after defeating Lafayette at home by four, 90-94. The Mountain Hawks managed to prevail in a double overtime clash that saw both teams hit season-highs in scoring, and they’ll look to build on that result here versus the Bison. Lehigh is scoring 73.3 points per game, on 44.2% shooting, while allowing 73.1 ppg, and they’re currently 6th in the Patriot League with a 5-7 record in conference play. 

Lehigh’s Impact Players

  • Veteran guard Keith Higgins Jr. chipped in 15 points during his return to the lineup versus Lafayette, and he leads Lehigh in scoring (15.1), while grabbing 4.7 rpg. 
  • Junior guard Tyler Whitney-Sidney has scored 17 points or more in four of the previous seven games, and he’s second on the team at 14.3 ppg.  
  • Senior big Dominic Parolin poured in a season-best 33 points in the win over the Leopards,  and he leads the Mountain Hawks in rebounding (5.7), while scoring 11.7 ppg. 

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Bucknell Bison Preview

Bucknell fell to 10-15 after losing to Boston U at home, 77-62. The Bison let the Terriers pull away after the break, and they’ll look to get back into the win column when the Mountain Hawks come to town. Bucknell is scoring 66.2 points per game, on 43.8% shooting, while allowing 71.0 ppg, and they’re currently 4th in the Patriot League with a 7-5 record in conference play. 

Bucknell’s Impact Players 

  • Sophomore center Noah Williamson posted an 18-point double-double in the January 10th win over Lehigh, and he leads Bucknell in rebounding (6.2), while scoring 12.7 ppg. 
  • Senior guard Jack Forrest has scored 18 points in three straight contests, and he leads the Bison in scoring (16.8), while grabbing 5.2 rpg. 
  • Hopewell native Elvin Edmonds IV has tallied 14 points or more in three straight games, and he leads the team in assists (4.7), while scoring 10.8 ppg. 

Lehigh vs Bucknell Trends

  • LEH is 13-8 against the spread, with a 10-11 over/under record
  • The Mountain Hawks are 4-6 over their last ten games, and they’re 3-10 on the road this season. 
  • BUCK is 13-11-1 against the spread, with a 12-13 O/U record
  • The Bison are 6-4 over their previous ten games, and they’re 4-7 in Lewisburg this season. 

Lehigh vs Bucknell Prediction

Bucknell was upset at home over the weekend, and we should see stronger play from them  in order to avoid dropping a second straight game on their floor. Lehigh snapped a two-game skid on Saturday themselves, but they’ve struggled on the road this season, and the Bison need to get back into the win column. This in-state battle is annually contested, so the Over has a chance to get clear, but let’s back Bucknell this Monday night.

Corey’s Pick Bucknell TO WIN

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