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The Army Black Knights (11-8) host the Bucknell Bison (7-12) in a Patriot League battle on Wednesday. Bucknell is looking to snap its eight game losing skid. On the flip side, Army has won two straight games. The Bison have dominated this series over the years, logging a 38-11 all-time record against the Black Knights. However, Army has won three straight games against Bucknell, sweeping the season series in 2021-22. 

Tip-off from the Christl Arena in West Point is set for 6 p.m. ET. The Black Knights are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Bucknell vs. Army odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 143.5. Before locking in any Army vs. Bucknell picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 11 of the season 41-21 on all-top rated college basketball picks, returning more than $1,200 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Army vs. Bucknell and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Bucknell vs. Army:

  • Bucknell vs. Army spread: Black Knights -5.5
  • Bucknell vs. Army over/under: 143.5 points 
  • Bucknell vs. Army money line: Black Knights -225, Bison +185
  • BUCK: The Under is 5-1 in Bison's last six overall
  • ARMY: The Black Knights are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall
  • Bucknell vs. Army picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Army can cover

Freshman guard Coleton Benson has been a solid shooter from the perimeter. Benson provides Army with a catch-and-shoot threat and constantly moves on offense. The Texas native averages 11.5 points and is knocking down 39% of his 3-pointers on 5.5 attempts per game. He's made at least three 3-pointers in eight games thus far this season. On Dec. 30, Benson finished with 12 points, three boards, and went 3-of-6 from deep. 

Junior forward Charlie Peterson has been a strong scoring force down low. Peterson is consistently cutting to the basket and taking high-percentage shots. He logs 9.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest. The Indiana native also ranks second in the Patriot League in field-goal percentage (.658). Peterson has finished with double-digit points in seven straight games. 

Why Bucknell can cover 

Senior guard Xander Rice is a confident player that scores from all over the court. Rice creates his own offense with ease due to his ball handles and shot-making ability. He ranks fourth in the Patriot League in scoring (15.4) and fifth in assists (3.8). The New Jersey native has logged at least 18 points in two of his last three games. In the Jan. 8 loss to Lafayette, Rice had 19 points and four rebounds.

Senior forward Alex Timmerman has been a strong and physical force down low for the Bison. Timmerman sets great screens and is constantly cutting to the rim to get clean looks at the basket. The Illinois native is able to pile up boards and be a clog in the paint. Timmerman is third in the conference in rebounds (6.8) with 11.9 points per contest. He's amassed four double-doubles this season. 

How to make Army vs. Bucknell picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 146 combined points. It has also generated an against the spread pick that hits over 50% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Army vs. Bucknell? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is 41-21 on its top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.