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Navy vs Bucknell Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds

Midshipmen vs Bison Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Navy Midshipmen at Bucknell Bison
  • Where: Lewisburg at Sojka Pavilion
  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th
  • Betting Odds: Navy -1, NAVY -119 | BUCK -104 O/U 136.5

Midshipmen Preview:

The Navy will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 10-10. So far, the Midshipmen have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 4-7. This season, Navy has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 4-6. For today’s contest, Navy has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.

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Navy will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Nelson who is averaging 12.55 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 51.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.65 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.

Bison Preview:

Bucknell will take the floor against the Midshipmen with an overall record of 8-13. So far this season, Bucknell has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-5. For the season, Bucknell has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bison being +1 point underdogs.

Bucknell will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xander Rice who is averaging 14.67 points per game for the Bison. Rice 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 Bison’s offensive game plan is the play of Alex Timmerman who has hit 51.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.19 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, Bucknell will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Bison are ranked 192nd at 71.2 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 441st ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Bucknell is close to the NCAA average at 37.6%.

Free Spread Prediction: Navy Midshipmen -1

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 -1 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 Bison’s defense. At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Midshipmen to come out on top and cover.

 


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