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American vs Bucknell Pick & Preview: Monday, February 13th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Bison Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: American Eagles at Bucknell Bison
- Where: Lewisburg at Sojka Pavilion
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds: American -2.5, AMERCN -146 | BUCK +119 O/U 133.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Bucknell, the American Eagles will be taking the floor for the 26th time this season and have an overall record of 15-10. So far, the Eagles have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 8-6. This season, American has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 8-5. For today’s contest, American has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
American’s leading scorer this season is Matt Rogers, who is averaging 12.84 points per contest. So far, Rogers has accounted for 19.34% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.48 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists. Johnny O’Neil is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.48 points per game. Between him and O’Neil, they are accounting for 33.9% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for American this season, as they are currently ranked 414th in college basketball at 63.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 316th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs American, the Bucknell Bison will be taking the floor for the 28th time this season and have an overall record of 10-17. Currently, the Bison have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 6-7. So far, the Bison have been the underdog 14 times, going 3-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Bucknell will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xander Rice who is averaging 14.44 points per game for the Bison. Rice is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bison’s offensive game plan is the play of Alex Timmerman who has hit 52.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.48 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Bucknell will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Bison are ranked 192nd at 71.2 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 441st ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Bucknell is close to the NCAA average at 37.6%.
Free Spread Prediction: American Eagles -2.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the American Eagles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although American as a team is just 149th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Bison’s defense. In addition, the Eagles have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Eagles to come out on top and cover.