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Boston vs Navy Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds

Terriers vs Midshipmen Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Boston Terriers at Navy Midshipmen
  • Where: Annapolis at Alumni Hall (Navy)
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18th
  • Betting Odds: Boston +2.5, BOSTU +120 | NAVY -148 O/U 135.5

Terriers Preview:

Through 19 games, the Boston Terriers have an overall record of 9-10. So far, the Terriers have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 4-7. For the season, Boston has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 1-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Terriers being +2.5 point underdogs.

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Walter Whyte comes into today’s game as the Terriers’ leading scorer at 14.56 points per contest. Not only has Whyte been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boston’s top rebounder at 6.11 boards per contest. Behind Whyte, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jonas Harper, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.32 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.3% of his shots and is adding 1.79 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, Boston will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 189th at 71.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 633rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Boston is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.

Midshipmen Preview:

Navy will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Boston in order to snap their current 5 game losing streak. Currently, the Midshipmen have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 5-3. The Midshipmen’s are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Navy has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 3-6.

Navy will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Nelson who is averaging 12.72 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 51.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.44 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: Navy Midshipmen -2.5

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 -2.5 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 Terriers’ defense. At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Midshipmen to come out on top and cover.

 


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