3/2/2024 Bucknell v. Lafayette Game Preview

March 2, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
Conference Regular Season

Sojka Pavilion
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

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Bucknell vs. Lafayette Prediction: Odds, Spread & Insights for Saturday, March 2

The Lafayette Leopards (11-19, 10-7 Patriot League) will be trying to end a three-game losing skid when hitting the road against the Bucknell Bison (12-18, 9-8 Patriot League) on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Sojka Pavilion. It airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

Saturday's matchup that pits the Bison against the Leopards features the Bison as small 3.5-point favorites. A 127.5-point total has been set by oddsmakers for the game.

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Bucknell vs. Lafayette game info

  • Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Sojka Pavilion
  • Spread: Bucknell -3.5
  • Moneylines: Bucknell -175, Lafayette +145
  • Total: 127.5

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Prediction: Who will win the Bucknell vs. Lafayette game?

  • Prediction: Bucknell 69, Lafayette 63
  • Pick ATS: Bucknell (-3.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (127.5)

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Bucknell vs. Lafayette betting insights

  • Bucknell is 16-12-0 ATS this season.
  • The Bison have an ATS record of 4-1 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites this season.
  • Lafayette has covered 13 times in 28 games with a spread this year.
  • When playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs this year, the Leopards have an ATS record of 7-10.
  • Bucknell and its opponents have scored more than 127.5 points in 19 of 28 games this season.
  • The Leopards have played 18 games this season that finished with a combined score over 127.5 points.
  • The teams combine to score 128.2 points per game, 0.7 more points than this matchup's total.

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Bucknell vs. Lafayette stat comparison

Bucknell Rank Bucknell AVG Lafayette AVG Lafayette Rank
348th 64.9 Points Scored 63.3 355th
74th 68.1 Points Allowed 67.3 56th
334th 32.0 Rebounds 33.3 297th
339th 6.5 Off. Rebounds 6.9 320th
105th 8.2 3pt Made 7.1 212th
267th 12.2 Assists 13.1 170th
225th 11.7 Turnovers 11.1 158th

Bucknell top performers

  • Jack Forrest: 16.2 PTS, 1.1 STL, 41.1 FG%, 37.7 3PT% (80-for-212)
  • Noah Williamson: 11.9 PTS, 49.4 FG%, 29.8 3PT% (17-for-57)
  • Elvin Edmonds IV: 10.9 PTS, 1.5 STL, 42.6 FG%, 30.3 3PT% (30-for-99)
  • Ruot Bijiek: 7.2 PTS, 35.2 FG%, 30.9 3PT% (38-for-123)
  • Josh Bascoe: 9.5 PTS, 43.3 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (24-for-68)

Lafayette top performers

  • Justin Vander Baan: 9.3 PTS, 2.2 BLK, 40.7 FG%, 20.3 3PT% (12-for-59)
  • Kyle Jenkins: 9.0 PTS, 45.8 FG%, 34.7 3PT% (35-for-101)
  • Mark Butler: 7.5 PTS, 49.7 FG%
  • Devin Hines: 9.9 PTS, 37.8 FG%, 34.5 3PT% (41-for-119)
  • Eric Sondberg: 8.9 PTS, 41.7 FG%, 39.5 3PT% (62-for-157)

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2023-2024 Team Stats

GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
Lafayette3240.662.823.357.0.4087.122.8.3129.213.7.6747.123.030.113.26.64.311.016.2
Bucknell3340.465.223.053.6.4288.224.1.33811.215.6.7167.022.529.512.16.13.411.416.9
LAFAY Opponents3240.567.323.556.3.4187.421.6.34212.917.5.7398.425.133.512.16.33.111.214.7
BUCK Opponents3340.467.223.755.5.4277.623.4.32412.317.5.7028.322.831.114.26.43.210.216.2


Head to Head Since 2002-2003

Date Away Team Home Team Score Winner Game Type Venue
Jan 20, 2024
Bucknell
Lafayette
72 - 75
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 25, 2023
Lafayette
Bucknell
65 - 75
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 8, 2023
Bucknell
Lafayette
67 - 74
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Mar 1, 2022
Bucknell
Lafayette
82 - 81
Bucknell
Conference Tournament Kirby Sports Center
Feb 19, 2022
Lafayette
Bucknell
89 - 92
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Feb 5, 2022
Bucknell
Lafayette
72 - 74
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Mar 6, 2021
Bucknell
Lafayette
92 - 84
Bucknell
Conference Tournament Kirby Sports Center
Feb 21, 2021
Lafayette
Bucknell
0 - 0 - Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Feb 20, 2021
Bucknell
Lafayette
0 - 0 - Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 10, 2021
Bucknell
Lafayette
76 - 87
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 9, 2021
Lafayette
Bucknell
83 - 60
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Feb 3, 2020
Lafayette
Bucknell
65 - 62
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 5, 2020
Bucknell
Lafayette
78 - 66
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 24, 2019
Lafayette
Bucknell
76 - 118
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Feb 2, 2019
Bucknell
Lafayette
94 - 66
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 3, 2018
Lafayette
Bucknell
59 - 74
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 8, 2018
Bucknell
Lafayette
80 - 75
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 22, 2017
Lafayette
Bucknell
64 - 94
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 25, 2017
Bucknell
Lafayette
78 - 55
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 24, 2016
Bucknell
Lafayette
86 - 83
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 25, 2016
Lafayette
Bucknell
67 - 79
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Mar 8, 2015
Lafayette
Bucknell
80 - 74
Lafayette
Conference Tournament Sojka Pavilion
Feb 4, 2015
Bucknell
Lafayette
74 - 84
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 7, 2015
Lafayette
Bucknell
69 - 79
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Feb 5, 2014
Lafayette
Bucknell
66 - 58
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 8, 2014
Bucknell
Lafayette
96 - 86
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Mar 13, 2013
Lafayette
Bucknell
56 - 64
Bucknell
Conference Tournament Sojka Pavilion
Feb 16, 2013
Bucknell
Lafayette
62 - 63
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 19, 2013
Lafayette
Bucknell
51 - 66
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Mar 3, 2012
Lafayette
Bucknell
52 - 79
Bucknell
Conference Tournament Sojka Pavilion
Feb 11, 2012
Lafayette
Bucknell
78 - 90
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 14, 2012
Bucknell
Lafayette
79 - 65
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Mar 11, 2011
Lafayette
Bucknell
57 - 72
Bucknell
Conference Tournament Sojka Pavilion
Feb 16, 2011
Bucknell
Lafayette
74 - 69
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 19, 2011
Lafayette
Bucknell
56 - 75
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Feb 17, 2010
Lafayette
Bucknell
67 - 78
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 20, 2010
Bucknell
Lafayette
57 - 61
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 18, 2009
Bucknell
Lafayette
68 - 71
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 21, 2009
Lafayette
Bucknell
61 - 71
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Feb 20, 2008
Lafayette
Bucknell
75 - 77
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 23, 2008
Bucknell
Lafayette
68 - 80
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 15, 2007
Lafayette
Bucknell
58 - 76
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 17, 2007
Bucknell
Lafayette
67 - 61
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 15, 2006
Bucknell
Lafayette
69 - 49
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 18, 2006
Lafayette
Bucknell
32 - 62
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Mar 4, 2005
Lafayette
Bucknell
34 - 70
Bucknell
Conference Tournament Sojka Pavilion
Feb 4, 2005
Bucknell
Lafayette
89 - 69
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Jan 21, 2005
Lafayette
Bucknell
54 - 71
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Feb 20, 2004
Lafayette
Bucknell
61 - 79
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion
Jan 25, 2004
Bucknell
Lafayette
72 - 81
Lafayette
Conference Regular Season Kirby Sports Center
Feb 21, 2003
Bucknell
Lafayette
70 - 53
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Kirby Field House
Jan 26, 2003
Lafayette
Bucknell
48 - 68
Bucknell
Conference Regular Season Sojka Pavilion

2023-2024 Lafayette Leopards Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Butler D. Hines K. Jenkins E. Sondberg J. Vander Baan
Rotation R. Pettit L. Savikjevikj     C. Rubayo
Rotation   J. Wyche      
Lim PT J. Brantley A. Phillips L. Rasmussen   M. Bednostin
Lim PT   T. Berger      
Lim PT   I. Thompson      

2023-2024 Bucknell Bison Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Edmonds IV J. Adoh J. Forrest R. Bijiek N. Williamson
Rotation J. Bascoe   I. Motta    
Lim PT Q. Berger B. McCreesh P. Ajayi P. O'Brien  
Lim PT A. Delev B. Muller J. Fulton    

Lafayette Leopards Player Stats

# Player Pos GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
13 Mike Bednostin C 13 2.7 1.5 0.5 1.2 .467 0.0 0.0 .000 0.5 0.6 .750 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.5
20 T.J. Berger G - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Jon Brantley G 7 7.7 2.4 1.0 3.7 .269 0.3 2.3 .125 0.1 0.3 .500 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.9
10 Mark Butler G 32 29.5 7.4 2.8 5.7 .500 0.0 0.5 .000 1.7 2.7 .621 0.5 2.3 2.8 3.7 1.0 0.1 1.3 1.7
3 Devin Hines G 31 26.6 9.5 3.4 9.1 .372 1.5 4.3 .336 1.2 1.8 .667 0.6 3.2 3.7 1.4 0.5 0.2 1.3 1.8
14 Kyle Jenkins F 32 29.3 9.1 3.6 7.7 .465 1.2 3.4 .339 0.8 1.4 .600 1.1 3.2 4.3 1.3 0.9 0.4 1.8 1.8
0 Ryan Pettit G 29 19.1 5.1 1.7 4.3 .389 0.8 2.6 .316 0.9 1.2 .743 0.4 1.6 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.0 1.1 1.7
21 Andrew Phillips GF 15 4.2 1.8 0.7 2.0 .367 0.1 0.4 .333 0.2 0.3 .600 0.1 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3
4 Luke Rasmussen F 24 14.5 2.5 0.8 2.5 .322 0.6 1.8 .318 0.4 0.7 .529 0.4 1.2 1.6 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.4
22 Chris Rubayo C 32 11.7 4.8 1.9 4.0 .488 0.1 0.3 .400 0.8 1.0 .839 1.0 1.7 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.9 0.8 1.8
1 Luka Savikjevikj G 32 14.8 3.3 1.1 3.7 .297 0.6 2.0 .286 0.5 0.7 .773 0.1 1.3 1.4 1.2 0.7 0.0 1.0 1.1
5 Eric Sondberg G 32 23.3 8.8 3.1 7.5 .407 2.1 5.3 .392 0.6 0.8 .792 0.7 2.8 3.5 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.9 1.5
11 Isaiah Thompson G 4 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.2
15 Justin Vander Baan PF 32 24.3 9.3 3.7 9.1 .407 0.4 1.9 .197 1.5 2.3 .671 1.3 3.9 5.2 1.8 0.3 2.2 1.6 2.3
23 Joshua Wyche F 31 11.5 2.5 0.9 2.6 .341 0.1 0.7 .095 0.6 1.0 .625 0.7 2.0 2.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.6 1.1

Bucknell Bison Player Stats

# Player Pos GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
11 Josh Adoh GF 32 11.0 2.8 0.9 2.5 .362 0.5 1.4 .378 0.4 0.6 .700 0.6 1.4 2.0 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.5 1.4
23 Pipe Ajayi F 33 12.2 3.2 1.3 2.2 .597 0.0 0.1 .000 0.6 1.4 .435 1.3 2.1 3.3 0.5 0.3 1.1 1.0 2.4
13 Josh Bascoe PG 24 30.4 9.4 3.4 7.8 .433 1.2 3.3 .354 1.5 1.8 .795 0.2 2.1 2.3 3.6 0.8 0.0 2.5 1.8
12 Quin Berger G 24 12.2 1.8 0.6 1.7 .350 0.5 1.5 .306 0.2 0.2 1.000 0.1 0.8 0.9 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.4 1.0
22 Ruot Bijiek F 33 28.4 7.2 2.3 6.5 .358 1.2 4.0 .303 1.3 1.6 .792 1.2 2.0 3.2 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.9 2.0
25 Alek Delev G 6 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 .000 0.0 0.3 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
5 Elvin Edmonds IV PG 27 34.3 10.8 3.9 9.3 .416 1.1 4.0 .284 2.0 2.6 .768 0.2 3.2 3.4 4.4 1.4 0.1 2.5 2.4
24 Jack Forrest G 33 36.1 16.0 5.5 13.4 .408 2.6 7.0 .371 2.5 3.1 .802 0.7 4.5 5.2 1.5 1.1 0.3 1.7 2.2
4 Josh Fulton F - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Brandon McCreesh G 29 9.8 1.8 0.6 1.1 .485 0.2 0.4 .545 0.5 0.6 .833 0.2 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.5
1 Ian Motta SF 33 18.5 5.4 1.9 4.3 .448 0.8 2.1 .368 0.8 1.0 .735 0.7 2.2 2.9 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.7 1.8
2 Brady Muller G 14 4.2 0.5 0.2 0.6 .375 0.1 0.4 .167 0.0 0.0 .000 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.8
0 Patrick O'Brien F 7 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.3 .500 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.3 .000 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
3 Noah Williamson C 32 27.2 12.3 4.6 9.2 .495 0.8 2.3 .329 2.5 3.8 .642 1.7 4.7 6.4 1.2 0.3 1.0 2.0 2.5

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