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Teams looking to reverse their recent fortunes face off in Patriot League action on Wednesday when the American Eagles take on the Army Black Knights in West Point, N.Y. The Eagles (15-14, 9-7 Patriot), who have dropped four of six and five of nine, stunned Patriot-leading Colgate 66-64 on Sunday. The Black Knights (10-19, 6-10 Patriot), who have had a winning record in just three of the past 10 seasons, are just 3-7 in the past 10 meetings with American. The Eagles lead the all-time series 33-16. Army has also dropped two in a row and are 6-10 this calendar year.

The game will tip off at 4 p.m. ET at Christl Arena. American is averaging 69.1 points per game, while Army averages 60.1. The Eagles are 3.5-point favorites in the latest American vs. Army odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 122. Before making any Army vs. American picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 17 of the 2023-24 season on a 139-94 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,300 for $100 players. It also is off to a sizzling 25-14 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on American vs. Army and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Army vs. American:

  • American vs. Army spread: American -3.5
  • American vs. Army over/under: 122 points
  • American vs. Army money line: American -175, Army +146
  • AMER: The Eagles have won 8 of their last 16 away games (+4.45 units on ML)
  • ARMY: The Black Knights have hit the game total under in 17 of their last 29 games (+3.80 units)
  • American vs. Army picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why American can cover

The Eagles are led by senior forward Matt Rogers, who was named Patriot League Player of the Week for the third time in his career on Feb. 5. He earned the honor with his back-to-back near double-doubles. In a 69-66 win over Lafayette on Jan. 31, Rogers poured in 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds. In a 75-66 overtime win over Bucknell on Feb. 3, he had 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and added seven assists. He is coming off a 23-point and seven rebound effort in Sunday's win at Colgate. For the season, he is averaging 16.1 points and became the 34th player in school history to register 1,000 career points with a basket against Army on Jan. 13.

Senior guard Lorenzo Donadio is among American's scoring leaders, and is averaging 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 29 games, all starts. He was dominant in the win over Army last month, scoring 13 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists. He has reached double-digit scoring 11 times, including a 22-point and four-rebound effort against Bucknell on Feb. 3. He also scored 22 points in a 68-65 win over Mount St. Mary's on Nov. 22. See which team to pick here

Why Army can cover

Freshman forward Josh Scovens, who has started 28 of 29 games, continues to power the Black Knights. In 31.1 minutes of play, he is averaging 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 blocks. He has two double-doubles on the year, including a 20-point and 10-rebound effort in a 58-50 win over the Merchant Marine on Dec. 30. He scored 16 points and grabbed 10 boards in a 79-51 loss to Central Connecticut on Nov. 29.

Another freshman making an impact for Army is guard Ryan Curry. In 29 games, including 28 starts, he is averaging 9.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 29.8 minutes of play. In the loss to American last month, Curry scored 12 points on 4 of 9 shooting, including 2 of 6 from 3-point range. He scored a season-high 20 points with four assists and two rebounds in a 72-64 loss at Indiana on Nov. 12. See which team to pick here

How to make American vs. Army picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 134 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Army vs. American, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets from a model that's 25-14 on top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.