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Bucknell at American 3/5/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

American University Eagles vs Bucknell Bison Odds & Info

Game American University Eagles vs Bucknell Bison
Date & Time Thursday March 5, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bender Arena Washington, D.C.
Latest odds
ARER -6 Total 139
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The Bucknell Bison are set to visit Bender Arena in Washington, D.C. for a Patriot League quarterfinal matchup against the American Eagles. The Bucknell Bison come into this matchup with a 13-19 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after beating the Holy Cross Crusaders in the 1st round, 65-62. Leading the way for the Bucknell Bison was sophomore guard Andrew Funk as he recorded 17 points and 3 assists. Joining Funk in the backcourt was junior guard Jimmy Sotos who had a productive outing for the Bison as he pitched in 14 points and 3 rebounds.

The Bucknell Bison had a solid shooting game against the Holy Cross Crusaders as they connected on 25 of their 56 field goal attempts (44.6%), but they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (38.9%). The Bucknell Bison won the turnover battle against the Holy Cross Crusaders (24-11), but they were edged out by the Crusaders in the rebounding department (36-26).

The American Eagles come into this matchup with a 16-13 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Holy Cross Crusaders, 90-47. Leading the way for the American Eagles was senior forward Mark Gasperini as he recorded 13 points and 8 rebounds. Junior guard Jamir Harris had a productive outing for the Eagles as he pitched in 13 points and 4 rebounds.

The American Eagles had a good shooting game against the Holy Cross Crusaders as they connected on 32 of their 62 field goal attempts (51.6%), and they were even better from behind the three-point line (55.6%). The American Eagles won the turnover battle against the Holy Cross Crusaders (20-12), and they edged out the Crusaders in the rebounding department (41-32).

Recent Betting Trends

  • Bucknell is 6-10 ATS as an underdog this season.
  • The under is 16-2-1 when Bucknell plays a Patriot League opponent this season.
  • American is 7-4 ATS as the home favorite this season.
  • The over is 8-7 after an American win this season.

Free NCAAB Pick:

Bucknell Bison +6

The American Eagles are one of the top teams in the Patriot League this season as they went 12-6, but they struggled against Bucknell as they lost 1 game to them and only won by 1 in the other matchup. The Bucknell Bison are one of the top defensive teams in the conference as they are holding their opponents to an average of 67.1 PPG, but they have also shown a good amount of scoring depth as 4 different guys are averaging over 10 PPG. The American Eagles have one of the best players in the conference with Sa’eed Nelson as he is averaging 18.4 PPG and 5 RPG, but there isn’t much scoring outside of the senior guard which has been the downfall for this team. Bucknell is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the Patriot League as they are connecting on 35.1% of their attempts, and that will be a big part in determining if they can pull the upset. Final Score Prediction, American Eagles win but fail to cover ATS 72-70.

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