Boston vs. Bucknell - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Bucknell Bison (14-19) at Boston University Terriers (19-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Case Gym)
The Line: Boston University Terriers -7 -- Over/Under:
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Bucknell Bison and Boston University Terriers meet Sunday in the college basketball Patriot Tournament at the Case Gym.
The Bucknell Bison look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Bucknell Bison are averaging 68 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Sotos is averaging 11.5 points and 3.6 rebounds while John Meeks is averaging 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds. Andrew Funk is the third double-digit scorer and Avi Toomer is dishing 1.9 assists. The Bucknell Bison are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bucknell Bison are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Bucknell Bison have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Boston University Terriers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Boston University Terriers are averaging 71.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Max Mahoney is averaging 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Walter Whyte is averaging 12.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Javante McCoy is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Vilarino is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Boston University Terriers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston University Terriers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Boston University Terriers have won five of their last six home games.
The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Bucknell Bison are 6-11 against the spread on the road this season where they lose by an average of 7.8 points and shoot just 41.1 percent from the field. The Bucknell Bison are also just 7-11 against the spread as an underdog this season. The Boston University Terriers win at home by an average of seven points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field and 34 percent from deep. Boston also beat Bucknell twice in February by an average of 11.5 points. I'll eat the chalk with the Terriers.