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Army vs. American - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

American Eagles (2-14) at Army Black Knights (11-6)

College Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Christl Arena)

The Line: Army Black Knights -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSSN

The American Eagles and Army West Point meet Sunday afternoon at the Christl Arena.

The American Eagles could use a win to climb out of a brutal 2-14 hole this season. The American Eagles are averaging 53.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 48 percent shooting. Jesse Reed is averaging 11.5 points and 4.1 rebounds while Paris Maragkos is averaging 9.7 points and 1.3 assists. Delante Jones is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and James Washington is dishing 1.3 assists. The American Eagles are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. American is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.3 turnovers per game. The American Eagles have lost 14 of their last 20 road games.

Army vs. American - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Army West Point look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Army West Point are averaging 82.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 78.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Kyle Wilson is averaging 17.7 points and 1.6 assists while Kevin Ferguson is averaging 11.1 points and 8.2 rebounds. Dylan Cox is dishing 5.1 assists and Larry Toomey is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Army West Point are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. Army is allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The Army West Point have split their last 12 home games. Tanner Plomb is questionable with a knee injury.

The Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Patriot League and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Black Knights are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. 

This is a rivalry game and usually is well played, as the last four meetings have been decided by 10 or less points. Army's best player in Plomb is also banged up, which doesn't help. I like the Eagles to keep this game somewhat close.

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American Eagles +16

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