Bucknell vs Lafayette: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 9, 2021

The Bucknell Bison (0-1) are at home in Patriot play against the Lafayette Leopards (0-0) on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM ET. The Bison are 2.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under of 146.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 9, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Bucknell Betting Information

  • Bucknell managed to cover the spread in less than half its games last season, playing to a record of 9-16 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Bison were 2-6 against the spread in 2019-20.
  • Bucknell and its opponents went over the set total in only 8 of 25 games last season (32%).
  • In their last game, the Bison got a team-high 16 points from Andrew Funk in a 78-69 loss to Navy on Saturday. They failed to covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 147 points to go over the 137 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Bucknell Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
John Meeks 31 11.2 5.3 1.0 0.8 0.1 1.2
Andrew Funk 33 10.8 3.9 1.7 0.8 0.2 1.5
Miles Latimer 32 7.0 2.9 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.4
Walter Ellis 33 5.9 2.0 0.6 0.7 0.5 1.5
Paul Newman 31 5.1 4.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.0
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Lafayette Betting Information

  • With a 13-8-1 record ATS last season, the Leopards outperformed expectations ATS last season.
  • The Leopards only held a 1-3-1 record against the spread last season when they played as at least a 2.5-point underdog.
  • The Leopards and their opponents regularly did not cover the over/under last season, only hitting the over in 40.9% (9) of their 22 games played.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Lafayette Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Justin Jaworski 24 17.1 2.7 2.8 1.0 0.0 2.6
E.J. Stephens 31 12.1 3.0 2.1 0.7 0.2 1.2
Tyrone Perry 31 7.8 3.2 2.1 0.8 0.3 1.6
Leo O’Boyle 31 7.1 2.1 1.0 0.3 0.1 1.3
Neal Quinn 30 4.5 2.7 0.8 0.1 0.5 0.0

Total Facts

  • Bucknell’s games last season resulted in a higher combined score than Saturday’s matchup over/under (146.5 points) in eight out of 34 opportunities (23.5% of matchups).
  • In Lafayette’s games last season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup total in nine out of 31 matchups (29%).
  • Together, the two teams combined for 137.7 points per game last season, 8.8 points fewer than the point total of 146.5 for this game.
  • The 139.8 points per game these two teams allowed to opponents on average last season are 6.7 fewer than the 146.5 total in this contest.
  • The Bison saw a 138.6 average over/under in their games last season, 7.9 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • Leopards games have an over/under of 138.9 points last season, 7.6 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/3/2020 Bucknell Bucknell -2 143.5 -135 +110 Regular Season 65-62 LAFAYE
1/5/2020 Lafayette Lafayette -3 145.5 -157 +129 Regular Season 78-66 BUCKNL

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