Army Black Knights (11-8) vs. Navy Midshipmen (12-6)
January 22, 2022 1:30 pm EDT
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -8 / Army Black Knights +8; Over/Under: +134
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The Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen meet in college basketball action from the Alumni Hall on Saturday afternoon.
The Army Black Knights will look to build on their 76-66 win at home over American last time out. Jalen Rucker leads the Black Knights in scoring with 15.8 PPG along with 4.4 RPG and 2.9 APG while Josh Caldwell has 12.6 PPG with 4.8 RPG and 2.8 APG as well on the year. Charlie Peterson also has 7.9 PPG with a team-high 6.2 RPG to lead the Black Knights on the glass and Aaron Duhart has a team-high 3.5 APG to lead the Black Knights in assists this season. As a team, Army is averaging 71.6 PPG on 44.1% shooting from the field, 32.1% from three and 60.5% from the foul line while allowing 69.5 PPG on 43% shooting from the field and 34.1% from three this season.
The Navy Midshipmen will look to rebound from a 69-61 loss at home to Lehigh last time out. John Carter Jr. leads the Middies in scoring with 13.5 PPG along with 4.4 RPG while Greg Summers has 10.4 PPG with team-highs of 5.4 RPG and 2.4 APG to lead the Midshipmen on the glass and in assists this season. Tyler Nelson has 9.3 PPG with 4.7 RPG as well this season. As a team, Navy is averaging 66.7 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field, 34.4% from three and 67.3% from the foul line while allowing 60.4 PPG on 41.7% shooting from the field and 29.9% from three this season.
Army is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win. Navy is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss while the under is 11-2 in their last 13 home games against a team with a losing road record.
I get the argument to be made for either side here, but I’m going to side with the under here. Army has had serious issues in recent road games and while Navy does their best work at home this season, this just feels like a spot where it ends up being a physical and low-scoring battle, maybe the first to 65 wins. Give me the under here.