Army vs. Boston University Patriot Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023
The No. 4 seed Army Black Knights (16-15, 10-8 Patriot) are favored by three points in the Patriot Tournament over the No. 5 seed Boston University Terriers (15-16, 8-10 Patriot). The teams will hit the court Thursday at 6:00 PM live on ESPN+, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total for the matchup is 137.5.
Army vs. Boston University Odds
- Army odds to win: -160
- Boston University odds to win: +136
- Spread: Army (-3)
- Total: 137.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: West Point, New York
- Venue: Christl Arena
Who Will Win Army vs. Boston University?
Army and Boston University Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Army is 3-6 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
Boston University has a 4-5 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
These two teams average 140.1 points per game combined, 2.6 more than the total of 137.5.
Army and Boston University have seen their opponents average a combined 0.7 fewer points per game than the over/under of 137.5 set for this outing.
The average total for Army’s games this year is 5.4 more points than the total of 137.5 in this game.
The average point total for the Terriers this season is 3.4 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Black Knights are 15-14-0 against the spread this season.
So far this year, the Terriers have put together a 14-16-0 record against the spread.
Army Stats & Insights
Army is outscoring opponents by 3.4 points per game with a +105 scoring differential overall. It puts up 73.1 points per game (147th in college basketball) and allows 69.7 per contest (173rd in college basketball).
Army ranks 156th in the nation at 32.1 rebounds per game. That’s 3.6 more than the 28.5 its opponents average.
The Black Knights knock down 7.6 three-pointers per game (158th in college basketball) at a 35.6% rate (104th in college basketball), compared to the 7.2 their opponents make while shooting 32.9% from beyond the arc.
Army’s 97.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 83rd in college basketball, and the 93.2 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 234th in college basketball.
The Black Knights average 74.2 points per game when playing at home, compared to 72.6 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 1.6 points per contest.
Boston University Stats & Insights
Boston University scores 67 points per game (301st in college basketball) and gives up 67.1 (92nd in college basketball) for a -2 scoring differential overall.
The 32.2 rebounds per game Boston University accumulates rank 152nd in the country, 1.6 more than the 30.6 its opponents record.
Boston University makes 7.3 three-pointers per game (197th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.1. It shoots 32.9% from deep, and its opponents shoot 34%.
Boston University’s 90.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 268th in college basketball, and the 90.3 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 148th in college basketball.
At home, the Terriers score 71.2 points per game. On the road, they score 64.4.
Army Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Black Knights is Jalen Rucker, who scores 15.8 points and dishes out 3.5 assists per game.
Charlie Peterson is Army’s best rebounder, grabbing an average of 5.2 boards in each contest while scoring 8.2 points per game.
Coleton Benson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Black Knights, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
Rucker and Abe Johnson lead Army on the defensive end, with Rucker leading the team in steals averaging 0.9 per game and Johnson in blocks averaging 0.6 per contest.
Boston University Key Players to Watch
Walter Whyte collects 14.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Terriers, enough to make him the top scorer and rebounder on the team.
Ethan Brittain-Watts dishes out more assists than any other Boston University player with 2.1 per game. He also averages 8.8 points and pulls down 1.6 rebounds per game.
Jonas Harper is the top shooter from distance for the Terriers, hitting 1.8 threes per game.
Harper (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Boston University while Otto Landrum (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Army vs. Boston University Prediction
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- Pick OU:
Army 71, Boston University 67
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