Check out our free Navy vs Army pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in West Point. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Navy vs Army Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Midshipmen vs Black Knights Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Navy Midshipmen at Army Black Knights
- Where: West Point at Christl Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Navy +3, NAVY +127 | ARMY -155 O/U 140.5
The Navy Midshipmen head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 9-10. On the road, the Midshipmen will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Midshipmen have been the underdog 8 times, going 4-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Navy will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Nelson who is averaging 12.37 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 51.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.53 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.
Black Knights Preview:
Through 20 games, the Army Black Knights have an overall record of 11-9. So far this season, Army has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-4. The Black Knights’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Army has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 6-5.
Army’s leading scorer this season is Jalen Rucker, who is averaging 16.5 points per contest. So far, Rucker has accounted for 21.74% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.05 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists. Ethan Roberts is the second leading scorer for the Black Knights, averaging 11.7 points per game. Between him and Roberts, they are accounting for 37.2% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Navy Midshipmen +3
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Army Black Knights are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Navy putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Black Knights as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Midshipmen to cover.