Patriot Tournament - American Eagles take on Black Knights in NCAA basketball test
American Eagles vs Army Black Knights Odds
The visiting American Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Christl Arena against the Army Black Knights.
It's a game in the Patriot Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.
The Black Knights sport records of 15-14 and 1-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 10-19 and 0-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Black Knights and 1-0 for the Eagles.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Black Knights sit at No. 156 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 308 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Black Knights will win this game 70-60.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Army has the nation's No. 58-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 110 allowing on average 63.8 PPG. The Black Knights FG% has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
Defensively, American features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Army, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.
American was an 80-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Lafayette. American got 13 points from Daniel Munoz but lost anyway, 80-72, to Lafayette on Saturday at Kirby Center.
Army was an 81-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Lehigh. Army got 30 points from Ella Ellis en route to an 81-75 loss at the hands of Army on Saturday at Stabler Arena.