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Army vs. Bucknell Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/18/23

Bucknell Bison (7-12) vs. Army Black Knights (11-8)
January 18, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Army Black Knights -5.5 / Bucknell Bison +5.5; Over/Under: +144.5
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The Bucknell Bison and the Army Black Knights meet in college basketball action from the Christi Arena on Wednesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The Army Black Knights are 5.5-point home favorites coming into this game with an attached ML price of -250. The over/under for this game is set at 144.5 points.


Both teams have a clean injury report coming into this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides should be at full strength.

Matchup history

Army has won three straight meetings between these two teams after a 73-60 win over Bucknell back on February 23rd, 2022, covering the spread for the sixth straight head-to-head meeting.


Bucknell is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games following an ATS win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Army is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.


I’m siding with Army here. Bucknell hasn’t been very good in conference play, and while they battled Colgate hard in their last game, it doesn’t change the fact that they’ve lost eight in a row and are the worst team in the Patriot League so far this season. Army has been really good in conference so far and their lone blemish is a two-point loss to Colgate, THE best team in the Patriot League this season. I’ll back Army laying the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Army -5.5

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