NCAA hoops odds preview - Army vs. Houston Baptist
Army Black Knights vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds
The Houston Baptist Huskies hope to be lousy hosts on Monday as the Army Black Knights pay a visit to Sharp Gym on the college basketball betting menu.
The Huskies sit at 4-8 (0-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Black Knights are currently 6-6 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston Baptist is 0-1 OU, and Army is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 295-ranked Huskies and the No. 112-rated Black Knights in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-62 win for the Black Knights on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston Baptist's No. 287-ranked scoring average of 62.2 PPG, against a Black Knights defense rated No. 221 and allowing 68.4 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 39.5% to date this season, less than the Black Knights shooters have managed so far (44.9% per game).
Defensively, Army features the nation's No. 177-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Houston Baptist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.
Army was a 61-55 loser in its last match on the road against Texas A&M. Army suffered a 61-55 loss against Texas A&M on Saturday, getting 15 points from Kyle Wilson in a losing effort at Reed Arena.
In their last action, Houston Baptist was a 75-58 loser on the road against LSU. Houston Baptist suffered a 75-58 loss against LSU on Friday, getting 15 points from Tyler Russell in a losing effort at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Army home to Columbia, Saturday, January 5
Houston Baptist at Texas A&M, Thursday, January 3