Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bison 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. The over/under for this game is set at 133 points, and Navy is favored by -1.5 vs. Bucknell in a Patriot League conference matchup.

BUCKNELL BISON 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 7th.

WHY BET THE NAVY MIDSHIPMEN:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 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 133 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Bucknell Stand a Chance on the Road?

After winning their third straight game, Bucknell will look to keep their momentum going on the road against Navy. So far this season, the Bison have gone 5-7 on the road, and they are 4-6 in their last ten games away from home. As the underdog, Bucknell has gone 5-13 this season, compared to their 4-0 record as the favorite.

On the season, Bucknell is 9-14, and they have gone 6-3 in the Patriot League. In their last game, the Bison defeated Loyola Maryland by a score of 67-52. So far, Bucknell has gone 3-11 in non-conference games.

As the underdog, Bucknell has gone 9-9 vs. the spread this season and has an overall ATS mark of 13-9. On the road, the Bison are 8-4 vs. the spread this year and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games.

This season, Bucknell games have an over/under record of 9-12-1. The average over/under line in their games this season is 134.5 and their games have averaged 135.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 133 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 127 points.

In their recent game, the Bison’s offense concluded with 67 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 65.7 points per contest. Leading Bucknell in scoring vs. Loyola Maryland was Noah Williamson with his 28 points. Jack Forrest also added 14 points for the Bison.

At present, the Bison’s defense is nationally ranked 113rd, allowing 69.8 points per game. The Bucknell defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 52 points and allowed Loyola Maryland to connect on 9 threes.

Can Navy Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Navy has gone 6-3, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 7-3. For the season, Navy is 7-1 when favored, and they are favored by 1.5 points in this game. The Midshipmen are 8-13 overall this season, and they have lost four straight games.

Over their last five games, Navy is 3-2 at home, and they are coming off an 88-64 loss to Colgate. So far, Navy has gone 4-6 in Patriot League play, and they are 4-7 in non-conference games. On the road, the Midshipmen are just 1-10, and their average scoring margin on the road is -9.3 points per game.

When looking at Navy’s ATS record for the season, they are currently 7-12-1. At home this year, their ATS mark is 3-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Midshipmen have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line in Navy’s games this year (134.6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points. For the season, Navy’s over/under record is 10-9-1.

In their most recent game, the Midshipmen’s offense tallied 64 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 67.4 points per game. Offensively, the Midshipmen have a season long field goal percentage of 39%, which is 387th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 364th in percentage and 325th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Navy defense has been performing well, ranking 69th in the country at 67.4 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Navy’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.8% this season.