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American vs Navy Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Midshipmen Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: American Eagles at Navy Midshipmen
- Where: Annapolis at Alumni Hall (Navy)
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: American +4.5, AMERCN +169 | NAVY -209 O/U 127.0
American heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-7. So far, the Eagles have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 7-5. For the season, American has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 5-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +4.5 point underdogs.
American’s leading scorer this season is Matt Rogers, who is averaging 12.8 points per contest. So far, Rogers has accounted for 19.18% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.25 rebounds per game and 1.55 assists. Johnny O’Neil is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 11.56 points per game. Between him and O’Neil, they are accounting for 34.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for American this season, as they are currently ranked 414th in college basketball at 63.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 316th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs American, the Navy Midshipmen will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 11-10. Currently, the Midshipmen have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 6-3. The Midshipmen’s are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Navy has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 5-6.
Navy will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Nelson who is averaging 12.33 points per game for the Midshipmen. Nelson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Midshipmen’s offensive game plan is the play of Daniel Deaver who has hit 51.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.67 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Navy this season, as they are currently ranked 384th in college basketball at 65.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Midshipmen’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.6%, placing them 341st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: American Eagles +4.5
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the American Eagles to cover the spread as the +4.5 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both American and Navy to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 530th and 563rd, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Eagles, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread on the road. In American’s last 10 games on the road, they are 7-3 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Eagles to cover.