Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Leopards and Midshipmen. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Midshipmen at Alumni Hall (Navy) in Annapolis, MD. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Patriot League conference game currently have Navy as the -1 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 131 points.

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS VS NAVY MIDSHIPMEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Navy Midshipmen -1

This game will be played at Alumni Hall (Navy) at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

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.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 131 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can Lafayette Grab a Win on the Road?

After losing their last two games, Lafayette heads into tonight’s matchup with a record of 11-18. In Patriot League play, the Leopards have gone 10-6 compared to 1-12 in non-conference action.

On the road this season, Lafayette has gone 6-8, and over their last ten games away from home, they have gone 6-4. As underdogs this season, the Leopards have gone 3-15.

As the underdog, Lafayette has an ATS record of 7-11 this season. On the road, the Leopards are 8-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Lafayette is 4-6 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 131 is almost exactly in line with the average over/under line in Lafayette’s games this season (133.1). So far, their over/under record is 13-15. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points, and over their last five games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

Lafayette offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 63 points against Lehigh. In that game, they made 8/25 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 34.9%. Luka Savicevic was the leading scorer for the Leopards, putting up 12 points. In addition, Eric Sondberg contributed 11 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Lafayette defense is giving up an average of 67.4 points per contest. Lafayette’s three-point defense is currently 124th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. Lafayette.

Is a Home Win Possible for Navy?

Today, Navy enters with a 10-17 overall record and a 6-10 record in Patriot League play. Their two-game win streak has moved their home record to 7-5, compared to their 2-12 record on the road. As the favorite, Navy has gone 8-3 this year.

In their most recent game, Navy defeated Holy Cross by a score of 76-66. Over their last 10 games at home, the Midshipmen have gone 6-4, and their record over the last five games sits at 2-3.

As the favorite this season, Navy has gone 5-6 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Midshipmen have an ATS mark of 4-6. At home this year, Navy is just 4-7-1 vs. the spread and their ATS record this season is 10-15-1.

Today’s over/under line of 131 is lower than the average over/under line in Navy’s games this season (133.6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Navy offense tallied 76 points in a matchup against Holy Cross. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40%, and they made 9 threes. Austin Benigni was the leading scorer for the Midshipmen, putting up 20 points. In addition, Mac MacDonald contributed 12 points.

In the current season, the Navy defense has excelled, sitting 66th in the nation by allowing 67.6 points per game. Navy will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Holy Cross to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.