Lehigh Mountain Hawks (7-12) vs. Boston University Terriers (12-8)
January 22, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston University Terriers -9.5 / Lehigh Mountain Hawks +9.5; Over/Under: +137
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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks and Boston Univ. Terriers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Case Gym. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Univ. Terriers need a win after losing five of their last eight games.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are averaging 66.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Evan Taylor is averaging 14.2 points and 1.4 assists, while Jeameril Wilson is averaging 11.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Marques Wilson is dishing 1.5 assists and Keith Higgins Jr. is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
The Boston Univ. Terriers are averaging 68.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Javante McCoy is averaging 16.7 points and 3 assists, while Sukhmail Mathon is averaging 14.5 points and 10.1 rebounds. Walter Whyte is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Harper is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Boston Univ. Terriers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Univ. Terriers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The Mountain Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Terriers are 17-39 ATS in their last 56 home games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mountain Hawks last 5 road games. The under is 6-2 in Terriers last 8 home games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Univ. Terriers are the better team here, but I’m not sure if they’re this much better than Lehigh. Boston wins at home by an average of just 2.8 points, and it wins by an average of just 5.6 points as a favorite. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are playing good basketball entering this contest, and this line isn’t showing them much respect. Give me the points, please.