Pat foes will battle when the Navy Midshipmen (12-9, 6-4 Pat) take on the American University Eagles (10-11, 6-4 Pat) at Alumni Hall. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
American University Eagles vs. Navy Midshipmen ATS Preview
The Eagles fell to the Lafayette Leopards in their last outing, 82-70. Sa’eed Nelson put together a solid performance for American University, leading the team in scoring with 18 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Lafayette made good use of their 27 trips to the charity stripe, making 22 of them (81.5 percent). American University, on the other hand, was just 7-12 (58.3 percent).
The last time the Midshipmen played, they were beaten by the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, 79-73. Cam Davis was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 8-for-20 shooting. Loyola Maryland did an excellent job of making free throws (28-35; 80.0 percent). Navy, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 17.0).
Navy should have an advantage on the offensive glass in this contest. The Midshipmen rank 34th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.0 percent), while American University ranks 244th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.9 percent).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year. The Midshipmen won two out of three games played against each other last season. In the last game, Navy won 60-56. Navy’s 0.357 free throw rate was their biggest strength over American University, who had a mark of 0.115.
American University Eagles at Navy Midshipmen Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Navy, ATS Winner – American University, O/U – Under
American University ranks 15th in three pointers allowed per game (17.1) while Navy ranks 163rd (22.0).
The Midshipmen rank 21st in rebounds allowed per game (30.7) while the Eagles rank 140th (35.2).
American University ranks 105th in blocks per game (3.3) while Navy ranks 151st in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
The Midshipmen’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.2, down from 2.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 78.0 points per game (6.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.4 points per game (2.8 above their season average).