Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Free Prediction


The winless Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (0-8) welcome the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (5-3) to Knott Arena. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Mountaineers were blown out by the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 105-55, while the Mountain Hawks easily got past the Monmouth Hawks, 85-61.

The Mountain Hawks had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.4 vs. 12.2) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.585 vs. 0.375). Mount St. Mary’s, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.164 vs. 0.176). Jalen Gibbs had a solid performance for Mount St. Mary’s, finishing with 24 points and six rebounds. Pat Andree played a pivotal role for Lehigh with 31 points and eight rebounds.

The Mountain Hawks won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 75-60. Lehigh’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Mountain Hawks had more offensive rebounds (11 vs. six), defensive rebounds (33 vs. 20) and total rebounds (44 vs. 26).

Lehigh may struggle to create turnovers. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Mount St. Mary’s ranks 93rd in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.5 percent), while Lehigh has forced the 32nd-fewest turnovers (16.3 percent).

Lehigh vs. Mount St. Mary’s ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Mount St. Mary’s, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Mount St. Mary’s ranks 39th in three pointers attempted per game (26.0) while Lehigh ranks 297th in three pointers allowed per game (27.3).
  • The Mountain Hawks average 14.6 assists per game, which ranks 100th in the NCAA. The Mountaineers rank 221st in assists allowed per game (14.4).
  • Mount St. Mary’s ranks 112th in steals per game (6.5) while Lehigh ranks 164th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
  • The Mountain Hawks rank 140th in rebounds per game (36.3) while the Mountaineers rank 315th (29.8).
  • Mount St. Mary’s ranks 117th in blocks per game (3.6) while Lehigh ranks 256th (1.8).