Boston University at Army: 2/28/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Army Black Knights (10-7) vs Boston University Terriers (5-9)
Game Info: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Christl Arena)
Betting Odds: Army Black Knights -4 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston University Terriers will travel to Christl Arena to take on the Army Black Nights this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Boston University Terriers will look for a 2-game sweep of the Army Black Knights after the Terriers defeated Army by a 75-63 margin on Saturday afternoon. Boston University was outstanding offensively, especially from beyond the arc, against Army and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 41-24 lead. Boston University shot 46.0% from the field and 55.6% from beyond the arc while Army shot 44.6% from the field and 43.5% from beyond the arc. Boston University was outrebounded by Army by a 32-29 margin, however, the Terriers won the turnover battle by a 12-9 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Terriers was Jonas Harper (18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal) while the Black Knights were led by Alex King (17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal).
Coming into their game against Army on Saturday, Boston University was averaging 70.1 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Terriers were averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 29.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Boston University had been led by Javante McCoy (16.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.2 apg), Walter Whyte (13.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.0 spg), Sukhmani Mathon (11.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 bpg), & Jonas Harper (6.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.1 spg).
Defensively, Boston University was allowing their opponents to average 76.9 ppg on 48.6% shooting from the field. The Terriers had a rebound margin of 2.8 and a turnover margin of -3.1.
Coming into their game against Boston University on Saturday, Army was averaging 72.9 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Black Knights were averaging 8.2 three-pointers per game on 33.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Army had been led by Lonnie Grayson (13.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg), Josh Caldwell (11.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.2 spg), Alex King (10.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.5 apg), & Jalen Rucker (9.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.8 apg).
Defensively, Army was allowing their opponents to average 69.9 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Black Knights had a rebound margin of -0.8 and a turnover margin of 1.1.
The Terriers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Black Knights are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record, however, are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Army had a surprisingly difficult time on their home court solving the Boston University defense in the 1st half, however, as the Terriers came into Saturday’s game ranked just 300th in scoring defense & 330th in defensive FG%, I am not expecting Army to have any trouble in this game. Army has a solid offense that ranked 97th in FG% & 87th in 3P-FG% and as I think we should expect the line to have Army favored between 3 & 5 points, my initial lean is to take Army to bounce back in this one and cover this spread. Check back later for my official pick when the line is released, however, I am most likely sticking with Army. Good Luck!
Update (2/28/21). This line is where we thought it would be based on yesterday's spread/performance and I'm sticking with my initial pick in taking Army to cover. Good Luck!