Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Army Black Knights travel to Sojka Pavilion to play the Bucknell Bison on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Army as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 136.
The Black Knights come into this game with an overall record of 12-8 and a road record of 7-4. They are 1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1. The Bison have an overall record of 11-9 and a home record of 5-5. They have an over/under record of 2-1 and they are 1-2 against the spread.
Tanner Plomb comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Black Knights. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Kyle Wilson averages 17.3 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Army. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Chris Hass averages 18.5 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bison. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Nana Fouland averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Army averages 79.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 41st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 143rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 100th in the country. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 14.2 per game. The Black Knights allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 254th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 214th and 166th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in the Division 1.
Bucknell averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 57th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 65th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 78th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 232nd and 89th respectively. In the turnover department the Bison rank 267th with 13.8 per game. The Bison allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 247th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 159th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 276th place in the nation. The Bison force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in college basketball.
The Black Knights average 79.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Black Knights have an offensive rating of 107.1 and they assist on 59.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Army turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.3%. The Black Knights give up 74 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bison score 80.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5 points per game. The Bison have a rating on offense of 108.3 and 57.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Bucknell turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.5%. The Bison give up 75.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 1-1 against the spread
The Army Black Knights are 1-1 against the over/under
Bucknell Bison Betting Trends
The Bucknell Bison are 1-2 against the spread
The Bucknell Bison are 2-1 against the over/under
Army Black Knights Injuries
01/28/16 F Tanner Plomb Knee out indefinitely
01/23/16 C Kevin Ferguson Ankle out indefinitely
Bucknell Bison Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Army
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