The Marist Red Foxes (1-4) and the Navy Midshipmen (4-4), who both like to play slow, will clash at Alumni Hall. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Marist Red Foxes at Navy Midshipmen Betting Preview
In the Red Foxes’ last contest, they lost a tough one against the Army West Point Black Knights, 66-64. Marist’s Michael Cubbage had a solid performance, putting up 10 points and eight rebounds. Army West Point had a free throw rate of 0.138 (above their season average of 0.108). Marist, meanwhile, held the Black Knights to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.9 (below the 24.0 mark opponents have averaged against Marist this season).
The Midshipmen are trying to rebound after their 60-45 loss to the Bryant Bulldogs in their last contest. John Carter Jr. was Navy’s high scorer with 12 points on 4-for-16 shooting. Bryant did a great job of making free throws (11-15; 73.3 percent). Navy, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.9 vs. 30.0).
Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams face off. Navy ranks 300th in possessions per game (66.6) and Marist is 328th (65.5) since last season.
Marist Red Foxes vs. Navy Midshipmen Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Navy, ATS Winner – Marist, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Midshipmen average 21.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 195th in the nation. The Red Foxes rank 283rd in three pointers allowed per game (25.3).
Marist ranks 204th in assists allowed per game (13.5) while Navy ranks 278th (15.2).
Navy ranks 75th in rebounds per game (37.7) while Marist ranks 300th (31.9).
The Red Foxes rank 66th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Midshipmen rank 227th (7.2).
Marist ranks 84th in blocks allowed per game (3.0) while Navy ranks 231st (4.4).