The Boston University Terriers (15-16, 8-10 Patriot) aim to extend a three-game winning stretch when visiting the Army Black Knights (16-15, 10-8 Patriot) at 6:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Christl Arena. The contest airs on ESPN+.
Thursday’s game between the Black Knights and the Terriers features the Black Knights as 3-point favorites. The over/under is 137.5 points for the game.
Army vs. Boston University Odds
Point Spread for Army vs. Boston University
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing Army as the favorite.
Army vs. Boston University Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Army has -160 odds to pick up the win, while Boston University is listed at +136 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 137.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: West Point, New York
- Arena: Christl Arena
Army vs. Boston University Betting Trends
In Army’s 29 games this season, it has 15 wins against the spread. The Black Knights have come away with 10 wins in the 18 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Army’s games this year have gone over the point total 13 times in 30 opportunities (43.3%).
Boston University has played 30 games, with 14 wins, against the spread. The Terriers have put together a 2-10 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 16.7% of those games). Boston University’s games this year have hit the over 17 times in 30 opportunities (56.7%).
Army vs. Boston University Key Players to Watch
Ethan Roberts averages 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.6 steals and 0 blocked shots. Charlie Peterson posts a team-leading 5.2 rebounds per game. He is also averaging 8.2 points and 1.9 assists, shooting 60% from the floor. Chris Mann posts 10.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 49.2% from the floor.
Walter Whyte tops the Terriers in scoring (14.7 points per game) and rebounding (5.9), and posts 0.9 assists. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Jonas Harper is putting up 10.4 points, 2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, making 42.4% of his shots from the floor and 34.8% from 3-point range, with 1.8 treys per contest. The Terriers get 7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Fletcher Tynen. Ethan Brittain-Watts leads the Terriers in assists (2.1 per game), and puts up 8.8 points and 1.6 rebounds. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Army Black Knights
A total of eight out of Army’s 18 Patriot games this season have hit the over. The Black Knights are scoring 73.1 points per game (147th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while ceding 69.7 points per contest (173rd-ranked). Army is averaging 32.1 rebounds per game (156th-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 28.5 rebounds per contest (44th-ranked).
The Black Knights are posting 74.2 points per game this year at home, which is 1.6 more points than they’re averaging away from home (72.6). Army ranks 158th in the country with 7.6 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 104th with a 35.6% shooting percentage from downtown. This year, the Black Knights are allowing 7.2 three-pointers per game (186th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 32.9% (120th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
The Black Knights have gone 5-5 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Three of Army’s last 10 outings have hit the over. Army’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, racking up 68 points a contest compared to the 73.1 it has averaged this season. The past 10 games have seen Army allow 2.3 fewer points per game (67.4) than its season-long average (69.7).
What you need to know about the Boston University Terriers
Boston University and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 11 out of 18 times this year in Patriot play. Offensively the Terriers are the 301st-ranked squad in the nation (67 points per game). On defense they are 92nd (67.1 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Boston University is 152nd in college basketball in rebounds (32.2 per game) and 152nd in rebounds allowed (30.6).
At home the Terriers are scoring 71.2 points per game, 6.8 more than they are averaging away (64.4). With 7.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.9% from beyond the arc, Boston University is 197th and 253rd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Terriers are 169th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.1 per game) and 192nd in defensive 3-point percentage (34%).
The Terriers have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall over their past 10 games. Boston University has hit the over in six of its past 10 outings. Boston University is putting up 64.7 points per game in its past 10 games, which is 2.3 fewer points than its average for the season (67). The Terriers are allowing 65.7 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 1.4 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (67.1).
Army vs. Boston University Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Army, and we predict that Army will cover the spread (Army -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 137.5 points.
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