Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. Bucknell Bison - 1/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bucknell Bison (7-8) at Lehigh Mountain Hawks (4-11)
College Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Stabler Arena)
The Line: Lehigh Mountain Hawks +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Bucknell Bison will travel to play the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in a Patriot Conference game on Monday.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are 4-11 (2-2) and are coming off of a win against American by a score of 65-50. Lehigh played very tight defense in this game, which led to the double-digit win. Austin Price had 16 points and 7 rebounds for Lehigh. Jesse Chuku added 9 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-28 and had 10 assists in their victory. Lehigh is averaging 67.5 points per game while giving up 72.8 points per game. Lehigh is also averaging 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Tim Kempton is averaging 16.7 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game, while Austin price is averaging 13.9 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game. Lehigh is shooting 71.2% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 42.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Bucknell Bison are 7-8 (4-0) and are coming off of a win against Holy Cross by a score of 98-71. Bucknell led by 22 points at halftime and cruised to the easy win. John Azzinaro had 21 points for Bucknell. Nana Foulland added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the Bison. Bucknell out rebounded their opponent by a total of 35-29 and had 22 assists in their victory. Bucknell is averaging 81.3 points per game while giving up 76 points per game. Bucknell is also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game. Chris Hass is averaging 19.3 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game, while Nana Foulland is averaging 12.2 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game. Bucknell is shooting 73.7% on free throws, 39.1% on three-pointers, and 48.3% on all field goal attempts.
Bucknell is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following a win. The over is 4-1 in Bucknell’s last 5 games. Lehigh is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. Lehigh is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Bucknell is undefeated in conference play, but is on the road in this game. Bucknell is a much higher scoring team than Lehigh, and is the much better shooting team. Lehigh hasn’t looked that impressive this season, so I am picking Bucknell here.