Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Midshipmen? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Alumni Hall (Navy) in Annapolis, MD. American is favored by -1.5 in this Patriot League conference contest against Navy. The game’s over/under currently sits at 132.5 points.

AMERICAN EAGLES VS NAVY MIDSHIPMEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Navy Midshipmen +1.5

This game will be played at Alumni Hall (Navy) at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE NAVY MIDSHIPMEN:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Midshipmen.
  • Not only will Navy pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will American Make it Happen on the Road?

So far this season, American has gone 13-12, including a 7-5 mark in Patriot League action. The Eagles have lost two straight games, and they are 5-9 on the road compared to 7-3 at home. They have been favored in 15 of their 25 games, going 11-4 in those contests.

In their last game, American fell to Holy Cross by a score of 58-56. Over their last 10 games, the Eagles have gone 5-5 on the road, and they are 2-3 in their last five.

Overall, American has an ATS record of 13-11 this season. On the road, they are 7-7 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Eagles are 10-5 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 7-3 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for American games is 13-11 and their matchups have averaged 138.4 points per game. Today’s over/under line is set at 132.5. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than that. Over their last three matchups, their over/under record is 1-2 and their games have averaged 114 points.

Most recently, the American offense finished with just 56 points vs. Holy Cross. For the game, they hit 7/16 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 43.8%. Matt Rogers is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Elijah Stephens brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the American defense is giving up an average of 69.3 points per contest. So far, the American defense is giving up an average of 7.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (412nd).

Taking a Look at the Midshipmen Chances at Home

After a 69-67 loss to Army, Navy is 8-15 overall and 4-8 in the Patriot League. The Midshipmen are 6-4 at home this season, and they are 7-2 when favored.

For the year, Navy has been an underdog in 13 of its 23 games, going 0-13 in those contests. The Midshipmen’s average scoring margin at home is +3.1 points per game.

As the underdog, Navy has gone just 4-8-1 against the spread this season. Their home ATS mark is 3-6-1, and over their last three games at home, they are 0-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Navy’s games this year (133.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

The Midshipmen’s offense finished with 67 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 67.4 points per contest. One area that the Navy offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 97th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 39%.

At this time, the Midshipmen’s defense is positioned 77th in the country, permitting 68.0 points per game. So far, the Navy defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.7 times per game (393rd).