Betting on today’s Black Knights and Mountain Hawks game? Catch the action at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA, as the Mountain Hawks hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 131 points, and Lehigh is favored by -8 to win at home against Army.
ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS VS LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Army Black Knights +8
This game will be played at Stabler Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Mountain Hawks.
- Even though we have Lehigh winning straight-up, we like Army at +8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 131 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Do the Black Knights Stand a Chance in Bethlehem?
Army comes into this game with a record of 6-17, including a 2-7 mark in Patriot League play. They have lost their last two games and are 2-12 this season as an underdog.
On the road, the Black Knights are 2-9 this season, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.8 points per game.
Army has a 10-11 record against the spread this season, including a 7-4 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Black Knights are 5-5 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 131 is just below the average over/under line in Army’s games this season of 131.4. So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer than 131 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 5-5.
The Army offense is coming off a game in which they scored 55 points vs. Colgate. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.6% while connecting on 5 threes. The top scorer for the Black Knights was Josh Scovens with 17 points, while Abe Johnson also added 9 to the scoreboard.
In the current season, the Army defense has excelled, sitting 18th in the nation by allowing 63.8 points per game. So far, the Army defense is giving up an average of 6.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (539th).
Will the Mountain Hawks Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Lehigh comes into this game as the favorite, with a record of 3-4 when favored. So far, the Mountain Hawks have gone 2-4 at home, and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.
On the season, Lehigh has a record of 7-14, and they are 4-6 in Patriot League play. Their average scoring margin at home is -0.3 points per game.
Lehigh has an ATS record of 12-6-1 this season, including a mark of 3-3 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mountain Hawks are just 4-6 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Lehigh games is 9-10 and their matchups have averaged 146.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 131 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145.4). Over their last three games, Lehigh’s games have averaged 144 points compared to their season average of 146.5 points per game.
In their previous game, the Mountain Hawks’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 73.1 points per contest. Leading Lehigh in scoring vs. Boston was Tyler Whitney-Sidney with his 18 points. Burke Chebuhar also added 11 points for the Mountain Hawks.
At present, the Mountain Hawks’ defense is nationally ranked 182nd, allowing 72.5 points per game. In their most recent game, the Lehigh defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Boston knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 72 points.