Check out our free Army vs Navy pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Annapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Army vs Navy Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Black Knights vs Midshipmen Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Army Black Knights at Navy Midshipmen
- Where: Annapolis at Alumni Hall (Navy)
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Army +4.5, ARMY +164 | NAVY -203 O/U 140.0
Black Knights Preview:
Army will take the floor against the Midshipmen with an overall record of 14-12. On the road, the Black Knights will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 6-7. So far, the Black Knights have been the underdog 9 times, going 4-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Army’s leading scorer this season is Jalen Rucker, who is averaging 15.42 points per contest. So far, Rucker has accounted for 20.78% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.23 rebounds per game and 3.31 assists. Ethan Roberts is the second leading scorer for the Black Knights, averaging 12.92 points per game. Between him and Roberts, they are accounting for 38.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Army this season, as they are currently ranked 228th in college basketball at 70.4 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 Black Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 352nd in the NCAA.
Navy will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 14-11. So far this season, Navy has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-4. 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 15 games, sitting with a mark of 8-7.
Daniel Deaver comes into today’s game as the Midshipmen’s leading scorer at 12.88 points per contest. Not only has Deaver been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Navy’s top rebounder at 6.4 boards per contest. Behind Deaver, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tyler Nelson, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.04 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.7% of his shots and is adding 5.84 boards 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: Navy Midshipmen -4.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Navy Midshipmen to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although Navy as a team is just 290th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Black Knights’ defense. In addition, the Midshipmen have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Midshipmen to come out on top and cover.