Lehigh vs. American - 3/5/15 Patriot Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
American Eagles (15-15) at Lehigh Mountain Hawks (16-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Stabler Arena)
The Line: Lehigh Mountain Hawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The American Eagles and Lehigh Mountain Hawks play Thursday night in the Patriot quarterfinal.
The American Eagles look to get back on track after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, American is averaging 57.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 58.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Jesse Reed is averaging 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while John Schoof is averaging 12 points and 3.1 rebounds. Pee Wee Gardner is the third double-digit scorer and Charlie Jones is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The American Eagles have four players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 71 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from deep. Defensively, American is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.
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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks look to get going after splitting their last six games. On the season, Lehigh is averaging 67.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 66.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Tim Kempton is averaging 15.1 points and 8.6 rebounds while Austin Price is averaging 11.6 points and 1.9 assists. Kahron Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Goldsborough is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks have four players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 73.3 percent from the line and 34.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Lehigh is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven straight games.
The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Mountain Hawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Lehigh is starting to play its better ball of the season at the moment and handeld American rather easily the last time these two teams faced. I like the Mountain Hawks to get the job done at home.