Army College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Bucknell – February 4, 2023

Posted on February 4, 2023

The Bucknell Bison (9-15, 2-9 Patriot) will look to end a five-game home losing skid when squaring off versus the Army Black Knights (13-11, 7-4 Patriot) on February 4, 2023 at Sojka Pavilion.

Saturday’s game between the Black Knights and the Bison features the Black Knights as 2.5-point favorites. The game’s over/under is 143.

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Army Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Bucknell

  • When: Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Spread Favorite: Army -2.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Army -145
  • Moneyline Underdog: Bucknell +118
  • Over/Under: 143 points

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Army Betting Trends

  • The Black Knights have compiled a 12-10-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Army has covered the spread once this season (1-5 ATS) when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.
  • The Black Knights have won in seven, or 53.8%, of the 13 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Army has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -145.
  • So far this season, 11 out of the Black Knights’ 22 games have gone over the point total.
  • Army’s games this season have featured more combined points than this contest’s total of 143 points 11 times.
  • Black Knights games this year have an average point total of 144.2, 1.2 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Army Top Performers

Jalen Rucker 24 16.2 4.5 3.4 0.9 0.1 1.7
Ethan Roberts 24 12.0 4.3 1.2 0.7 0.0 1.8
Coleton Benson 24 11.3 2.3 1.5 0.5 0.0 2.0
Chris Mann 23 10.0 4.0 1.3 0.6 0.2 0.5
Charlie Peterson 24 9.3 5.3 2.0 0.7 0.4 0.0

Army Season Stats

  • Army outscores opponents by 4.6 points per game (scoring 74.4 per game to rank 124th in college basketball while allowing 69.8 per contest to rank 187th in college basketball) and has a +110 scoring differential overall.
  • The Black Knights win the rebound battle by 4.3 boards on average. They collect 32.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 219th in college basketball, while their opponents pull down 28.5 per contest.
  • The Black Knights’ offense has been worse in Patriot action this year, scoring 73.2 points per contest, compared to their overall average of 74.4 PPG.
  • Army is conceding 67.4 points per game this season in conference matchups, which is 2.4 fewer points allowed per game than its overall average (69.8).
  • With 7.3 three-pointers per game in Patriot matchups this year, the Black Knights are sinking 0.6 fewer threes per game in conference games compared to their season average (7.9 per game). That said, they are sinking a higher percentage of their shots from deep in conference contests (40.8%) compared to overall (36.5%).
  • Army puts up 76.6 points per game at home, compared to 73.0 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 3.6 points per contest.
  • Defensively the Black Knights have played better in home games this season, giving up 67.7 points per game, compared to 69.4 in road games.

Army Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/18/2023 Bucknell L 68-66 Home -5.5
1/21/2023 Navy L 77-71 Home -1.5
1/25/2023 American L 63-61 Away +2.5
1/28/2023 Holy Cross W 66-55 Home -9
2/1/2023 Lehigh W 71-69 Away +2.5
2/4/2023 Bucknell Away -2.5
2/8/2023 Loyola (MD) Home
2/11/2023 Navy Away
2/15/2023 Colgate Away
2/18/2023 Lafayette Home
2/22/2023 Boston University Home

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Bucknell Betting Trends

  • Bucknell has covered eight times in 23 chances against the spread this year.
  • The Bison have an ATS record of 4-4-1 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season.
  • Bucknell has entered the game as underdogs 11 times this season and won three, or 27.3%, of those games.
  • The Bison have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +118 odds on them winning this game.
  • So far this season, 11 out of Bucknell’s 23 games with an over/under have hit the over.
  • The Bison have played eight games this season that have gone over 143 combined points scored.
  • Bucknell has had an average of 136.7 points scored in its games so far this season, 6.3 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Bucknell Top Performers

Xander Rice 24 14.8 2.9 3.6 1.2 0.2 2.1
Alex Timmerman 24 11.8 6.8 1.8 0.6 0.5 0.1
Andre Screen 22 10.7 5.6 1.7 0.4 1.1 0.0
Jack Forrest 14 8.4 3.4 1.3 0.8 0.4 1.7
Elvin Edmonds IV 23 6.8 2.8 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.1

Bucknell Season Stats

  • The Bison have a -6 scoring differential, putting up 68.2 points per game (272nd in college basketball) and giving up 68.5 (156th in college basketball).
  • Bucknell wins the rebound battle by an average of 2.0 boards. It grabs 33.0 rebounds per game (206th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.0.
  • The Bison score fewer points in conference play (63.9 per game) than overall (68.2).
  • In Patriot action, Bucknell has conceded 1.8 more points per game (70.3) than overall (68.5) in 2022-23.
  • In Patriot action, the Bison drain fewer trifectas (5.9 per game) than they do overall (7.2), and their percentage from downtown (28.8%) is lower than for the whole season (34.7%).
  • At home, Bucknell scores 68.6 points per game. On the road, it averages 67.2.
  • At home the Bison are giving up 63.3 points per game, 10.0 fewer points than they are on the road (73.3).

Bucknell Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/18/2023 Army W 68-66 Away +5.5
1/21/2023 Holy Cross L 80-73 Home -7.5
1/25/2023 Navy L 63-46 Home +3
1/28/2023 Loyola (MD) L 80-66 Away +0.5
2/1/2023 American W 78-71 Away +7.5
2/4/2023 Army Home +2.5
2/8/2023 Navy Away
2/11/2023 Colgate Home
2/13/2023 American Home
2/18/2023 Boston University Away
2/22/2023 Lehigh Away

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