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Black Knights open as college hoops underdog vs Eagles

Army Black KnightsAmerican Eagles
Feb 29, 7:30 PM | Bender Arena

Army Black Knights vs American Eagles Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD19-10

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Army when they take on the Eagles on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Patriot Tournament.

American will face the 12-17 Black Knights, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Black Knights are 2-0 favoring the OVER.

View Army vs American Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Army before tip-off in this one will find them as 12-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 198 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Black Knights, who rate No. 298 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-65 victory for the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits American's No. 251-ranked offense, averaging 64.7 PPG, against a Black Knights defense that ranks No. 260 at 70.1 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, more than the Black Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, Army features the nation's No. 221-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. American, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.

Army lost its last outing, a 74-72 result against Lehigh on February 25. The Black Knights endured a 74-72 loss at the hands of the Mountain Hawks on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Julian Simmons at Christl Arena.

In their last action, American was a 76-69 winner at home against Lafayette. The Eagles got a terrific 25-point effort from Charles Hinkle as American defeated Lafayette 76-69 on Saturday at Bender Arena.