Bucknell Bison vs. American University Eagles ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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The Bucknell Bison (7-10, 3-1 Pat) will be at Bender Arena to go head-to-head with the American University Eagles (6-9, 2-2 Pat) in a Pat matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Bucknell Bison vs. American University Eagles ATS Odds

In their last game, the Eagles fell to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 82-73, while the Bison beat the Holy Cross Crusaders, 75-60.

The Bison had a turnover percentage of 12.6 (better than their season average of 18.1) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.516 (above their season average of 0.482). American University, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 10.2 (better than their season average of 16.8). American University received a boost from Sa’eed Nelson, who put up 19 points and seven assists. Meanwhile, John Meeks had a good outing for Bucknell, contributing 19 points and five rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, the Eagles won 76-68. One of American University’s largest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They made 45 trips to the line, while Bucknell went just 25 times. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Bucknell Bison at American University Eagles ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Bucknell, ATS Winner – Bucknell, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • American University ranks 74th in steals per game (7.5) while Bucknell ranks 110th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • The Eagles are 11th in the NCAA with 16.3 three pointers allowed per game while the Bison are 45th with 18.8 three pointers allowed per game.
  • Bucknell ranks 244th in rebounds per game (32.7) while American University ranks 249th (32.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bison have outscored opponents by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Bucknell has been defeated by an average of 6.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 63.8 points per game (6.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (2.5 below their season average).