American University Eagles vs. Lehigh Mountain Hawks Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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The American University Eagles (6-8, 2-1 Pat) will be at Stabler Arena to clash against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (4-11, 1-2 Pat) in a Pat matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

American University Eagles vs. Lehigh Mountain Hawks ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Mountain Hawks lost to the Boston University Terriers, 84-67, while the Eagles defeated the Army West Point Black Knights, 68-60.

The Eagles made 13 of their 16 free throws (81.3 percent), while the Black Knights had a turnover percentage of 26.9 (above their season average of 18.4). Lehigh, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.475 vs. 0.515). Lehigh’s Jordan Cohen had a good game, finishing with 19 points and six assists. Mark Gasperini, meanwhile played a key role for American University with 19 points and five rebounds.

The Mountain Hawks dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the last matchup, Lehigh won 80-66. Lehigh was successful at getting and making free throws. The Mountain Hawks made 24 of their 30 free throws (80.0 percent), while the Eagles were just 11-19 (57.9 percent). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Lehigh could struggle to create turnovers. American University ranks 139th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 19.0 percent), while Lehigh forces the 66th-fewest turnovers (18.0 percent).

American University vs. Lehigh Odds Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – American University, ATS Winner – American University, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • American University ranks 12th in three pointers allowed per game (16.7) while Lehigh ranks 237th (25.9).
  • The Eagles rank 165th in assists per game (12.6) while the Mountain Hawks rank 179th in assists allowed per game (14.1).
  • The Mountain Hawks rank 181st in rebounds per game (34.7) while the Eagles rank 246th (32.4).
  • American University averages 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 85th in the country. Lehigh ranks 113th in steals allowed per game (6.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Mountain Hawks have scored an average of 63.2 points per game (3.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (1.9 above their season average).
  • The Eagles’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.0, up from 1.6 for the season.