Planning on watching today’s Black Knights and Leopards game? Catch the action at Kirby Sports Center in Easton, PA, as the Leopards hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 123 points, and the Leopards are the home favorites against the Black Knights in a Patriot League conference matchup.
ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS VS LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Lafayette Leopards -2
This game will be played at Kirby Sports Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
WHY BET THE LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Leopards.
- Not only will Lafayette pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 123 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for the Black Knights?
In today’s game, Army, who has an overall record of 4-9, will face off against Lafayette. Looking at their previous ten road games, Army has a record of 2-8, which includes games from last year. As Army enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 6-6. Over their last five games, the team is 3-1 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Army has an over/under record of 3-9-0, with their games averaging 126.3 points per game on average. When assessing the Black Knights’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-1, with their games averaging 125 points per game.
Most recently, the Army offense finished with just 63 points vs. UTSA. For the game, they hit 5/24 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 39.7%. For the season, the Army offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 344th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 39%.
At present, the Black Knights’ defense is nationally ranked 26th, allowing 63.4 points per game. Army will look once again to perform well on defense, holding UTSA to just 31% shooting in their most recent game.
Can the Leopards Grab a Win at Home?
Lafayette comes into today’s game against Army with a season record of 1-12. On the road, the Leopards have yet to win a game, going 0-7, while they are also winless at home with a record of 0-5. Lafayette has a sub-.500 ATS record of 3-9. Over their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.
After 13 games, Lafayette has an over/under record of 4-8-0, with their games averaging a combined 131.1 points per game so far. The Leopards’ last five games have finished with a combined 131 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
In their most recent game, the Lafayette offense concluded with only 38 points against Richmond. Throughout the game, they made 1/20 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 25%. The top scorer for the Leopards was Andrew Phillips with 8 points, while Justin Vander Baan also chipped in with 6 points.
On the defensive side, Lafayette is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Richmond, the Spiders finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 59 points vs. Lafayette.