Lehigh vs Lafayette Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/2/23
Lafayette Leopards (8-22) vs. Lehigh Mountain Hawks (16-13)
March 2, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Lehigh Mountain Hawks -3 / Lafayette Leopards +3; Over/Under: +129
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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks and Lafayette Leopards meet Thursday in the college basketball Patriot quarterfinal at the Stabler Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks Betting Preview
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are averaging 71.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Keith Higgins Jr. is averaging 14.7 points and 2 assists, while Evan Taylor is averaging 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. Tyler Whitney-Sidney is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Alamudun is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.
The Lafayette Leopards Betting Preview
The Lafayette Leopards are averaging 61.7 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Leo O’Boyle is averaging 12.5 points and 3.5 rebounds, while CJ Fulton is averaging 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Kyle Jenkins is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Berger is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Lafayette Leopards are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64 percent from the free throw line. The Lafayette Leopards are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.
Lafayette vs Lehigh Trends
The Leopards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Mountain Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Leopards last 7 overall. The under is 7-3 in Mountain Hawks last 10 home games. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Lafayette Leopards have been a hard time to get behind given their constant losses, and they’re even worse right now, losing their last 5 games by an average of 4.6 points. Lafayette loses as underdogs by an average of 5.6 points. It’s only 3 points. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks should win this game. I’ll lay the bucket.