Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Midshipmen versus the Black Knights? Tip off is at at 1:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Christl Arena in West Point, NY. The odds for this Patriot League conference game currently have Army as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 127 points.
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN VS ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Army Black Knights -2.5
This game will be played at Christl Arena at 1:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Black Knights.
- Not only will Army pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 127 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will Navy Find a Way to Win on the Road?
Despite being the underdog, Navy has been favored in seven of their nine games this season. They have yet to win as the underdog, going 0-12. They are also coming off a loss to Bucknell by a score of 80-67. On the road, Navy has gone 1-10 this season, and they have lost four straight.
For the season, Navy is just 8-14, and they have lost five straight games. In Patriot League play, they are 4-7, compared to 4-7 in non-conference games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.3, compared to +3.1 at home.
When looking at Navy’s ATS record this season, they have gone 7-13-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-7. As the underdog, Navy has gone 3-8-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, their ATS record is 3-6-1.
So far this season, Navy games have an over/under record of 11-9-1. The average scoring total in their games is 136 points, which is 1.6 points higher than the average over/under line of 134.4. Today’s over/under line is set at 127 points. This year, 15 of their games have finished with more points than that OU line. In their last three games, the over is 3-0.
In their previous game, the Midshipmen’s offense finished with 67 points, which is right in line with their current average of 67.4 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Midshipmen have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, ranking 381st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 374th in terms of percentage and 329th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Midshipmen’s defense holds the 83rd rank in the nation, allowing 68.0 points per game. Against Bucknell in their most recent game, the Navy defense gave up a total of 80 points while allowing Bucknell to hit 44% of their shots.
Do the Black Knights Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Army will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak at home when they take on Navy. The Black Knights are 3-7 in Patriot League play compared to a 4-10 record in non-conference games. They are 3-4 when favored this season.
Army has an average scoring margin of -1.6 points per game at home this season. In their last game, they defeated Lehigh by a score of 68-57.
When looking at Army’s ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at .500 with an 11-11 mark. However, when looking at their record vs. the spread as the favorite, the Black Knights are just 2-5 this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Army is just 3-7 vs. the spread.
This season, Army’s over/under record is 8-14 and their games have averaged 125 points. Today’s over/under line of 127 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (131.4). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 124 points compared to their season average of 125 points.
Army finished with 68 points in their game against Lehigh. This total surpasses their season-average of 60.6 points per game. Josh Scovens is leading the team in scoring at 12.4 points per contest. Ryan Curry has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.8 going into the game.
So far this season, the Army defense has been performing well, ranking 14th in the country at 63.5 points allowed per contest. The Army defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 57 points and allowed Lehigh to connect on 4 threes.