Army Black Knights vs Bucknell Bison Odds
The Army Black Knights will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bison in Bucknell at Sojka Pavilion on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Bison sport records of 13-3 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Black Knights have 7-8 and 1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-0 for the Bison and 0-0 for the Black Knights.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison - Black Knights odds would favor the Bison if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Bucknell is rated No. 58 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Army is at No. 119. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-72 win for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Bucknell's No. 160-ranked scoring average of 68.8 PPG, against a Black Knights defense rated No. 250 and allowing 69.7 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 46.7% to date this season, more than the Black Knights shooters have managed so far (43.9% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Army owns the country's No. 232-rated mark, allowing 73.1 points per game on the highway. Bucknell, on the other hand, rates No. 239 in scoring at home.
Army lost its last outing, a 75-58 result against Dartmouth on January 8. The Black Knights endured a 75-58 loss at the hands of the Big Green on Tuesday, despite a 15-point effort from Ella Ellis at Leede Arena.
Last time out for Bucknell, they were a 66-64 loser as they battled Missouri on the road. The Bison got a 25-point effort from Mike Muscala, who added 14 rebounds, but Missouri still managed to defeat Bucknell 66-64 Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Army home to Lafayette, Wednesday, January 16
Bucknell at Colgate, Wednesday, January 16