Check out our free Boston vs Lehigh pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Bethlehem. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Boston vs Lehigh Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds
Terriers vs Mountain Hawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Boston Terriers at Lehigh Mountain Hawks
- Where: Bethlehem at Stabler Arena
- Date: Sunday, January 29th
- Betting Odds: Boston +3, BOSTU +127 | LEHI -156 O/U 137.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Lehigh, the Boston Terriers will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 10-12. So far, the Terriers have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 4-8. For the season, Boston has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 1-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Terriers being +3 point underdogs.
Walter Whyte comes into today’s game as the Terriers’ leading scorer at 14.05 points per contest. Not only has Whyte been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boston’s top rebounder at 5.71 boards per contest. Behind Whyte, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jonas Harper, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.4% of his shots and is adding 1.73 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, Boston will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 189th at 71.3 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 633rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Boston is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
Mountain Hawks Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Boston, the Lehigh Mountain Hawks will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 12-8. So far this season, Lehigh has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-2. The Mountain Hawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Lehigh has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.
Evan Taylor comes into today’s game as the Mountain Hawks’ leading scorer at 14.9 points per contest. Not only has Taylor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Lehigh’s top rebounder at 6.4 boards per contest. Behind Taylor, the team has benefited from the strong play of Keith Higgins Jr, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.4 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.8% of his shots and is adding 2.95 boards per game.
Lehigh comes into their matchup vs Boston looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 291st in college basketball at 68.4 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.2%. So far, 38.22% of the Mountain Hawks’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 67.1 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Boston Terriers +3
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Lehigh Mountain Hawks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Boston putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Mountain Hawks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Terriers to cover.