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    Two sliding teams meet when the Bucknell Bison (7-8, 0-2 Patriot) host the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (5-8, 0-2 Patriot) on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET. The Mountain Hawks are 7.5-point underdogs as they try to stop a three-game losing streak against the Bison, losers of four straight. The matchup’s over/under is 141.5.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Bison vs. Mountain Hawks

    • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
    • Arena: Sojka Pavilion
    Bucknell vs Lehigh Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Bucknell -7.5 141.5

    Bucknell Betting Stats & Information

    • Bucknell has won 62.5% of its games this season when the moneyline favorite (5-3).
    • The Bison have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -345 or shorter.
    • The Bison have a 6-8-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Mountain Hawks are 1-4 against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • The average point total in Bucknell’s games this year is 4.7 fewer points than the over/under of 141.5 in this matchup.

    Lehigh Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Lehigh has won one out of the eight games in which it has been the underdog.
    • The Mountain Hawks have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +260 odds on them winning this game.
    • The Mountain Hawks’ ATS record is 4-8-0 this season.
    • The Mountain Hawks have a 1-4 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • Lehigh’s games this season have averaged an over/under of 143.9 points, 2.4 more than the point total in this matchup.

    Bucknell vs. Lehigh Season Stat Comparison

    Bucknell Rank Bucknell AVG Lehigh AVG Lehigh Rank
    224th 70.2 Points Scored 70.8 205th
    119th 66.6 Points Allowed 73.1 281st
    145th 33.2 Rebounds 31.7 228th
    283rd 7.5 Off. Rebounds 6 347th
    165th 7.7 3pt Made 8.2 104th
    91st 14.8 Assists 13.6 170th
    202nd 12.6 Turnovers 13 246th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Bucknell Bison Leaders

    • Xander Rice leads the Bison in points and assists per game, scoring 15.1 points and distributing 4 assists.
    • Alex Timmerman is Bucknell’s best rebounder, grabbing an average of 6.4 boards in each contest while scoring 11.3 points per game.
    • Rice leads the Bison in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Lehigh Mountain Hawks Leaders

    • Keith Higgins Jr. is the top scorer for the Mountain Hawks with 14 points per game. He also adds 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game to his scoring output.
    • The Lehigh leaders in rebounding and assists are Evan Taylor with 5.2 rebounds per game (he also adds 13.7 points and 1.4 assists per game) and Jalin Sinclair with 2.3 assists per game (he also tacks on 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game).
    • Higgins averages 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Mountain Hawks.

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