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American vs Bucknell Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Patriot League Tournament

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American vs Bucknell Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Patriot League Tournament

The No. 4 seed American Eagles (16-15, 10-8 Patriot League) and the No. 5 seed Bucknell Bison (13-18, 10-8 Patriot League) meet in the Patriot League tournament Thursday at Bender Arena, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

American vs. Bucknell Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Bender Arena

Take a look at these betting insights and trends before you bet on Thursday's American-Bucknell spread (American -5.5) or over/under (128.5 points).

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American vs. Bucknell: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • American has put together a 16-14-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Bucknell is 17-14-0 ATS this year.
  • As a 5.5-point underdog or more in 2023-24, Bucknell is 7-6 against the spread compared to the 4-6 ATS record American puts up as a 5.5-point favorite.
  • Against the spread, the Eagles have performed worse when playing at home, covering six times in 13 home games, and 10 times in 17 road games.
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Bison have a lower winning percentage at home (.500, 7-7-0 record) than on the road (.588, 10-7-0).
  • Against the spread, in conference play, American is 10-8-0 this season.
  • Bucknell has covered the spread 11 times in 18 Patriot League games.

American vs. Bucknell: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • American has been the moneyline favorite in 20 games this season and has come away with the win 13 times (65%) in those contests.
  • This season, the Eagles have been victorious five times in 11 chances when named as a favorite of at least -230 or better on the moneyline.
  • Bucknell has been the moneyline underdog 19 total times this season. Bucknell has gone 6-13 in those games.
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +188 or longer, the Bison have gone 3-10 (23.1%).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies American has a 69.7% chance of walking away with the win.

American vs. Bucknell Head-to-Head Comparison

  • American's +47 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 1.5 points per game) is a result of scoring 69.1 points per game (296th in college basketball) while allowing 67.6 per outing (66th in college basketball).
  • Matt Rogers leads American, averaging 16.4 points per game (164th in the country).
  • Bucknell has been outscored by 2.7 points per game (posting 64.8 points per game, 349th in college basketball, while allowing 67.5 per contest, 63rd in college basketball) and has a -84 scoring differential.
  • Jack Forrest's team-leading 16 points per game rank him 191st in college basketball.
  • The Eagles average 32.6 rebounds per game (324th in college basketball) while allowing 30.5 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 2.1 boards per game.
  • Rogers' 6.2 rebounds per game lead the Eagles and rank 295th in college basketball play.
  • The Bison rank 330th in college basketball at 32.3 rebounds per game. That's 1.4 fewer than the 33.7 their opponents average.
  • Noah Williamson leads the Bison with 6.2 rebounds per game (295th in college basketball).
  • American averages 98.4 points per 100 possessions on offense (100th in college basketball), and allows 96.3 points per 100 possessions (279th in college basketball).
  • The Bison rank 298th in college basketball averaging 89.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 212th, allowing 93.7 points per 100 possessions.

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