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American vs Bucknell Basketball Picks 3-7-24

Bucknell Bison (13-17) vs. American Eagles (16-15)
March 7, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: American Eagles -5; Over/Under: -128.5
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The Bucknell Bison and American Eagles face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Patriot League Tournament at Bender Arena. These two teams have faced off twice this season, and American has both games. 

Bucknell Has Won Three Games In a Row

Bucknell has a ton of confidence heading into this game and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Lafayette, Bucknell scored only 60 points, but the defense gave up only 50 points and they won by ten points. Bucknell is averaging 64.8 points while their defense is giving up 67.5 points per game. Guard Jack Forrest has been the top player for Bucknell averaging 16 points while shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

American Has Won Two of Three Games

American has won two of their last three games but that loss did come in their last game. American scored 65 points against Navy, but the defense gave up 71 points and they ended up losing by six points. Matt Rogers had a strong game putting up 23 points, six rebounds, and three assists. American is averaging 69.1 points while their defense is giving up 67.6 points per game. In this game, if American wants to win, they are going to need the offense to be good here. Matt Rogers is averaging 16.4 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Bucknell vs American Betting Prediction

This total is too high. Bucknell is averaging only 64.8 points and they know to have success here, they are going to need to keep the pace slow. American’s offense is going to also struggle here, and even though they might be able to secure the victory, they aren’t going to run up the score. The pace of this game is going to mean this game lower scoring. Back the under to cash here with ease. 


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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