Halftime Report

Bucknell is on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Lafayette 36-23.

Bucknell has yet to string together two consecutive wins, but this may be their chance. For now, things are looking good for them.

Who's Playing

Bucknell Bison @ Lafayette Leopards

Current Records: Bucknell 6-12, Lafayette 6-12

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What to Know

Bucknell and Lafayette are an even 5-5 against one another since January of 2020, but not for long. Both teams will face off in a Patriot battle at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Kirby Sports Center. Bucknell pulled off an upset win in their last outing, and are hoping to pull that off once more against the 2.5-point favorite Leopards.

Last Wednesday, the Bison strolled past the Terriers with points to spare, taking the game 73-57. That 16 points margin sets a new team best for Bucknell this season.

Meanwhile, Lafayette entered their tilt with Holy Cross with four consecutive wins but they'll enter their next game with five. The Leopards managed a 72-68 win over the Crusaders on Wednesday.

The Bison's win bumped their record up to 6-12. As for the Leopards, their victory was their third straight on the road, which pushed their record up to 6-12.

Not only did both teams in this Saturday's game win their last matches, they also took care of their bettors and covered the spread. Looking ahead, Lafayette is expected to win a tight contest, barring any buzzer beaters. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last five times they've played.

Bucknell beat Lafayette 75-65 when the teams last played back in February of 2023. The rematch might be a little tougher for Bucknell since the team won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


Lafayette is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Bucknell, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 132 points.

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Series History

Lafayette and Bucknell both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Feb 25, 2023 - Bucknell 75 vs. Lafayette 65
  • Jan 08, 2023 - Lafayette 74 vs. Bucknell 67
  • Mar 01, 2022 - Bucknell 82 vs. Lafayette 81
  • Feb 19, 2022 - Bucknell 92 vs. Lafayette 89
  • Feb 05, 2022 - Lafayette 74 vs. Bucknell 72
  • Mar 06, 2021 - Bucknell 92 vs. Lafayette 84
  • Jan 10, 2021 - Lafayette 87 vs. Bucknell 76
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Lafayette 83 vs. Bucknell 60
  • Feb 03, 2020 - Lafayette 65 vs. Bucknell 62
  • Jan 05, 2020 - Bucknell 78 vs. Lafayette 66