Planning on watching today's Bison and Eagles game? Catch the action at Bender Arena in Washington, DC, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Patriot League conference game currently have American as the -4 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 133.5 points.


The Pick: American Eagles -4

This game will be played at Bender Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will American pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Bison Find a Way to Win in Washington?

After winning three straight games, Bucknell heads on the road to take on American as 4-point underdogs. So far this season, the Bison have gone 9-13, including a 6-3 mark in Patriot League action. On the road, they are 5-7, and over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 4-6.

Coming into this game, Bucknell has been the underdog in 18 of their 22 games, going 5-13 in those contests. They have been the underdog in each of their last 18 games, going 5-13 over that stretch. In their most recent game, they defeated Loyola Maryland by a score of 67-52.

As the underdog this season, Bucknell has gone 9-9 vs. the spread. On the road, the Bison have an ATS mark of 8-4. Over their last 10 road games, Bucknell has gone 7-3 vs. the spread and they are 3-0 ATS in their last 3 road contests.

Today's over/under line of 133.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in Bucknell's games this season (134.5). Currently, their over/under record is 9-12-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points, which is lower than today's over/under line of 133.5. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than 133.5.

In their most recent game, the Bison's offense tallied 67 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 65.7 points per game. Offensively, the Bison hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 291st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 136th in terms of percentage and 130th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Bison's defense is positioned 116th in the country, permitting 69.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. American. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.2%.

Can the Eagles Live Up to the Hype at Home?

At home this season, American is 6-2, and over their last ten games at home, they are 8-2. For the season, they have been favored in 12 games, going 10-2.

So far, American has an overall record of 12-10, including a record of 6-3 in Patriot League play. In their most recent game, they defeated Lafayette by a score of 69-66.

As the favorite this season, American has gone 9-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have a 7-3 ATS mark. At home, American is 5-3 vs. the spread this year and 12-9 overall.

This season, the over/under record for American games is 12-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 141.9 points. Today's over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (138.3). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points.

In their recent matchup, the American offense ended with 69 points against Lafayette. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48% and made 11 threes. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 124th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 111st in percentage and 32nd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Eagles' defense is ranked 148th in the country at 71.1 points per contest. So far, the American defense is giving up an average of 6.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.1 times per game (419th).