Check out our free Bucknell vs Army pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in West Point. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Bucknell vs Army Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds

Bison vs Black Knights Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Bucknell Bison at Army Black Knights
  • Where: West Point at Christl Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18th
  • Betting Odds: Bucknell +5.5, BUCK +195 | ARMY -245 O/U 144.5

Bison Preview:

Through 19 games, the Bucknell Bison have an overall record of 7-12. So far, the Bison have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 2-8. For the season, Bucknell has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 0-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bison being +5.5 point underdogs.

Bucknell will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xander Rice who is averaging 15.37 points per game for the Bison. Rice is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bison’s offensive game plan is the play of Alex Timmerman who has hit 50.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.95 points per game.

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Coming into today’s game, Bucknell will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Bison are ranked 192nd at 71.2 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 441st ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Bucknell is close to the NCAA average at 37.6%.

Black Knights Preview:

Army will take the floor against the Bison with an overall record of 11-8. So far this season, Army has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Black Knights as the -5.5 point favorites. The Black Knights have been favored 10 times, going 6-4 straight up.

Army’s leading scorer this season is Jalen Rucker, who is averaging 16.68 points per contest. So far, Rucker has accounted for 21.83% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.16 rebounds per game and 3.53 assists. Coleton Benson is the second leading scorer for the Black Knights, averaging 11.47 points per game. Between him and Benson, they are accounting for 36.8% 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Bucknell Bison +5.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Army Black Knights are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5.5. However, we anticipate Bucknell putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Black Knights as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bison to cover.

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