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Navy vs Boston Pick & Preview: Friday, December 30th Betting Odds
Midshipmen vs Terriers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Navy Midshipmen at Boston Terriers
- Where: Boston at Case Gym
- Date: Friday, December 30th
- Betting Odds: Navy +1.5, NAVY +103 | BOSTU -126 O/U 131.5
Through 12 games, the Navy Midshipmen have an overall record of 7-5. So far, the Midshipmen have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 2-5. For the season, Navy has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Midshipmen being +1.5 point underdogs.
Navy will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Nelson who is averaging 13.25 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 gameplan is the play of Daniel Deaver who has hit 50.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.75 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 that 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.
Through 13 games, the Boston Terriers have an overall record of 7-6. Currently, the Terriers have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Terriers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Boston has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 6-2.
Boston will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Walter Whyte who is averaging 14.46 points per game for the Terriers. Whyte 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 Terriers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jonas Harper who has hit 37.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.46 points 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%.
Free Spread Prediction: Boston Terriers -1.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Boston Terriers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1.5 point betting favorites. Although Boston as a team is just 95th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Midshipmen’s defense. At -1.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Terriers to come out on top and cover.