Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Mountain Hawks 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 goal line for this matchup is currently at 144.5 points, and the Midshipmen are favored to win at home against the Mountain Hawks.

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS VS NAVY MIDSHIPMEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Navy Midshipmen -2

This game will be played at Alumni Hall (Navy) at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.

WHY BET THE NAVY MIDSHIPMEN:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Midshipmen.
  • Not only will Navy pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Are the Mountain Hawks Ready for a Win at Annapolis?

Lehigh enters this game as a 2-point underdog, and they are 1-7 this season when not favored. They have lost two in a row, and their record this year is 4-11.

On the road, the Mountain Hawks are 2-7, and their average scoring margin is -7.2 points per game. In their last game, they lost to Holy Cross by a score of 69-66.

Lehigh has a solid ATS mark of 7-6 this year, including a 6-3 record vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Mountain Hawks have gone 6-2 vs. the spread this season and are 8-2 in their last 10 games as the underdog. Over their last 10 road games, Lehigh is 7-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Lehigh is 6-7. Today’s line of 144.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games this year (146.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points, which is higher than today’s line. In their last five games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and in their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 144 points. So far this year, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 144.5.

Lehigh offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against Holy Cross. In that game, they made 9/28 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 35.3%. The team’s top scorer is Tyler Whitney-Sidney, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13.7, while Keith Higgins Jr also maintains a PPG average of 15.1 leading up to the game.

So far, the Mountain Hawks’ defense is ranked 211st in the country at 74.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Lehigh’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.7% this season.

Does Navy Stand a Chance at Home?

Coming into tonight’s game, Navy has a record of 6-9, including a 2-2 mark in Patriot League action. The Midshipmen have been much better at home, going 4-2 compared to 1-7 on the road. They are also a perfect 5-0 when favored this season.

Despite their recent loss to Lafayette, the Midshipmen have been playing well at home, going 6-4 in their last ten games. For the season, their average scoring margin at home is +7.0 points per game.

As the favorite, Navy has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 4-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Midshipmen are 8-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Navy games is 7-6-1. Today’s line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (134.3). However, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0.

Most recently, the Navy offense finished with just 62 points vs. Lafayette. For the game, they hit 6/22 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 34.3%. The team’s top scorer is Austin Benigni, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.8, while Donovan Draper also maintains a PPG average of 10.3 leading up to the game.

At present, the Midshipmen’s defense is nationally ranked 48th, allowing 65.6 points per game. Navy’s three-point defense is currently 91st in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.6% of their shots vs. Navy.