Lehigh College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Bucknell – February 22, 2023

Posted on February 22, 2023

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks (15-12, 10-6 Patriot) welcome in the Bucknell Bison (11-18, 4-12 Patriot) after losing three home games in a row.

Wednesday’s game between the Mountain Hawks and the Bison features the Mountain Hawks as 4-point favorites. A 142-point total has been set for the game.

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Lehigh Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Bucknell

  • When: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Spread Favorite: Lehigh -4
  • Moneyline Favorite: Lehigh -183
  • Moneyline Underdog: Bucknell +150
  • Over/Under: 142 points

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Lehigh Betting Trends

  • The Mountain Hawks have won 14 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 11 times.
  • Lehigh has covered the spread once when favored by 4 points or more this season (in three opportunities).
  • The Mountain Hawks have been favorites in nine games this season and have come away with the win five times (55.6%) in those contests.
  • Lehigh has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -183.
  • In the Mountain Hawks’ 25 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 13 times.
  • In 10 of 25 games this season, Lehigh and its opponents have scored more than 142 points.
  • The Mountain Hawks have an average point total of 140.2 in their matchups this year, 1.8 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Lehigh Top Performers

Keith Higgins Jr. 27 14.9 2.7 1.8 1.1 0.1 2.2
Evan Taylor 27 14.6 6.5 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.9
Tyler Whitney-Sidney 26 13.2 4.8 2.3 1.4 0.0 0.9
Dominic Parolin 27 7.7 3.6 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.0
Luke Traina 1 5.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0

Lehigh Season Stats

  • Lehigh scores 70.2 points per game (213th in college basketball) and allows 70.0 (186th in college basketball) for a +6 scoring differential overall.
  • The 32.1 rebounds per game the Mountain Hawks average rank 237th in the country, and are 2.8 fewer than the 34.9 their opponents grab per contest.
  • The Mountain Hawks’ offense has been worse in Patriot tilts this season, averaging 69.6 points per contest, compared to their season average of 70.2 PPG.
  • In conference action, Lehigh gives up fewer points per contest (68.5) than its overall average (70.0).
  • In terms of three-pointers, the Mountain Hawks’ offense has been less effective in Patriot tilts this year, making 6.4 three-pointers per contest and connecting on 35.2% of their shots from deep, compared to their season average of 7.2 threes per game with a 35.6% three-point percentage.
  • Lehigh posts 73.3 points per game in home games, compared to 67.4 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.9 points per contest.
  • Defensively the Mountain Hawks have been better at home this season, allowing 65.3 points per game, compared to 74.4 away from home.

Lehigh Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/4/2023 Lafayette W 66-64 Away +1.5
2/8/2023 Colgate L 81-53 Away +12.5
2/11/2023 Loyola (MD) L 91-82 Home -5
2/15/2023 Navy L 75-64 Home +2.5
2/18/2023 American W 62-59 Away +5
2/22/2023 Bucknell Home -4
2/25/2023 Boston University Away

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Bucknell Betting Trends

  • Bucknell has won 11 games against the spread this year, while failing to cover or pushing 17 times.
  • The Bison have covered the spread five times this year (5-4-1 ATS) when playing as at least 4-point underdogs.
  • This season, Bucknell has won five out of the 16 games, or 31.2%, in which it has been the underdog.
  • The Bison have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +150 odds on them winning this game.
  • A total of 13 Bucknell’s games this season have gone over the point total.
  • The Bison have played nine games this season that finished with a combined score higher than 142 points.
  • Bucknell’s matchups this season have a 136.2-point average over/under, 5.8 fewer points than this game’s total.

Bucknell Top Performers

Xander Rice 29 14.2 2.7 3.7 1.0 0.1 2.1
Andre Screen 27 11.1 5.7 1.4 0.4 1.3 0.0
Alex Timmerman 29 11.1 6.9 1.7 0.6 0.7 0.1
Jack Forrest 19 9.3 3.9 1.4 0.7 0.6 1.8
Elvin Edmonds IV 28 6.4 2.7 2.0 0.7 0.1 1.0

Bucknell Season Stats

  • The Bison have a -20 scoring differential, putting up 67.8 points per game (276th in college basketball) and giving up 68.4 (140th in college basketball).
  • Bucknell pulls down 32.6 rebounds per game (212th in college basketball) while conceding 30.4 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 2.2 boards per game.
  • In Patriot games, the Bison have averaged 3.4 fewer points (64.4) than overall (67.8) in 2022-23.
  • In Patriot action, Bucknell has given up 1.3 more points per game (69.7) than overall (68.4) in 2022-23.
  • The Bison sink fewer 3-pointers in Patriot action (6.4 per game) than overall (7.2), and have a lower 3-point percentage in conference games (31.6%) than overall (35.3%).
  • At home, Bucknell averages 68.3 points per game. Away, it scores 66.6.
  • The Bison allow 63.6 points per game at home, and 73.4 on the road.

Bucknell Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/4/2023 Army W 73-67 Home +2.5
2/8/2023 Navy L 71-65 Away +8.5
2/11/2023 Colgate L 76-56 Home +11
2/13/2023 American W 73-51 Home +1.5
2/18/2023 Boston University L 77-61 Away +4
2/22/2023 Lehigh Away +4
2/25/2023 Lafayette Home

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