Army Black Knights (11-10) vs. American Eagles (12-7)
January 25, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: American Eagles -4 / Army Black Knights +4 ; Over/Under: -
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The Army Black Knights and the American Eagles meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Bender Arena. Army comes into this one at 11-10 so far. The Knights lost to Navy on Saturday in their last game. As for American, they’re currently 12-7 following a loss to Colgate on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Army Black Knights
Army beat Keystone, Siena, Merchant Marine, Wagner, NJIT, Central CT State and Lehigh in their first 14 games. Since then, the Knights are 4-3 with losses to Colgate, Bucknell and Navy during that time.
In the Navy game on Saturday, the Knights took a 39-31 lead into the second half. Army was outscored 46-32 from there and lost 77-71. Chris Mann was the top scorer with 28 points and eight rebounds.
Over on the American side, they started the year at 11-3 with losses to Marist, George Mason and Siena. The Eagles have since hit a 1-4 stretch with losses to Army, Lehigh, Lafayette and Colgate.
Matched up against Colgate on Saturday, the Eagles were down 32-31 by the break. American didn’t end up gaining any ground and lost a tough one 62-61. Leading the team in scoring was Colin Smalls with 15 points.
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I might take a stab on American here. The Eagles really need to break out of this 0-4 stretch, and they didn’t play especially well the last time these teams met up. Back on January 11 American lost 72-60 to Army at Christl Arena. The Eagles were down 32-19 at the break and didn’t gain much ground after that. American has been struggling on offense lately, but if they can get off to a good start here I can see them pulling off the cover. Should be a fun game if both teams play to their capabilities.