American vs Bucknell Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/1/23
Bucknell Bison (8-15) vs. American Eagles (14-7)
February 1, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: American Eagles -7.5 / Bucknell Bison +7.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The Bucknell Bison and American Eagles meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bender Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Bucknell Bison Betting Preview
The Bucknell Bison are averaging 67.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Xander Rice is averaging 14.5 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Alex Timmerman is averaging 12 points and 1.7 assists. Andre Screen is the third double-digit scorer and Jack Forrest is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Bucknell Bison are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bucknell Bison are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.
The American Eagles Betting Preview
The American Eagles are averaging 67 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Matt Rogers is averaging 13 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Johnny O’Neil is averaging 11.2 points and 1.4 assists. Colin Smalls is dishing 1.3 assists and Elijah Stephens is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The American Eagles are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The American Eagles are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.6 rebounds per game.
Bucknell vs American Trends
The Bison are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Bison last 10 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Neither team is playing well at the moment, but the American Eagles have shown us far and away better play over the course of the entire season, and you’d assume they can turn things around quicker. The Bucknell Bison are a below average team, and they lose on the road by an average of 7.4 points. I’ll lay the chalk.