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Army vs Boston Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Black Knights vs Terriers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Army Black Knights at Boston Terriers
  • Where: Boston at Case Gym
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Army +3, ARMY +130 | BOSTU -159 O/U 142.5

Black Knights Preview:

The Army Black Knights head into today’s game in what will be their 19th game of the season, posting a record of 10-8. On the road, the Black Knights will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Black Knights have been the underdog 6 times, going 2-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.

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Army’s leading scorer this season is Jalen Rucker, who is averaging 16.0 points per contest. So far, Rucker has accounted for 21.04% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.28 rebounds per game and 3.44 assists. Coleton Benson is the second leading scorer for the Black Knights, averaging 11.78 points per game. Between him and Benson, they are accounting for 36.5% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Army this season, as they are currently ranked 228th in college basketball at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Black Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 352nd in the NCAA.

Terriers Preview:

Boston will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Army in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. Currently, the Terriers have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 5-2. The Terriers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Boston has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 7-3.

Walter Whyte comes into today’s game as the Terriers’ leading scorer at 14.47 points per contest. Not only has Whyte been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boston’s top rebounder at 6.29 boards per contest. Behind Whyte, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jonas Harper, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.06 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.8% of his shots and is adding 1.89 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, Boston will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 189th at 71.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 633rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Boston is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.

Free Spread Prediction: Boston Terriers -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Boston Terriers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Boston as a team is just 95th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Black Knights’ defense. In addition, the Terriers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Terriers to come out on top and cover.

 


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