Planning on watching today’s Midshipmen and Bison game? Catch the action at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA, as the Bison hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 135 points, and Bucknell is favored by -3 to win at home against Navy.
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN VS BUCKNELL BISON BETTING PICK
The Pick: Bucknell Bison -3
This game will be played at Sojka Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
WHY BET THE BUCKNELL BISON:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bison.
- Not only will Bucknell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will the Midshipmen Find a Way to Win on the Road?
After a win in their last game, Navy is 8-9 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League. On the road, they are 1-7 this season, and over their last ten road games, they are 3-7.
As the underdog, the Midshipmen are 0-9 this season, and they have gone 0-9 in their last nine games as the underdog.
As the underdog this season, Navy has gone 3-5-1 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Midshipmen have gone 3-6-1. On the road, Navy has gone 4-4 ATS this season and their last 10 road ATS mark is 6-4. In their last 3 games ATS on the road, the Midshipmen have gone 2-1.
This season, Navy’s over/under record is 7-8-1 and today’s line of 135 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (134.3). So far, their games have averaged 133.5 points per game. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 129 points.
In their most recent game, the Navy offense put up just 57 points vs. the Army Black Knights. Overall, they are now averaging 67.9 points per game which is 378th in the country. Leading Navy in scoring vs. Army was Mike Woods with his 17 points. Austin Benigni also added 12 points for the Midshipmen.
Navy’s defense has been playing well, ranking 34th nationally, with 65.1 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Army, the Black Knights finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 53 points vs. Navy.
Will the Bison Make it Happen at Home?
After a win over Boston, Bucknell will look to improve their home record of 2-6. The Bison have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games at home.
So far this season, Bucknell has been the favorite in two games, going 2-0. Overall, they are 6-13, including a 3-2 record in Patriot League play.
As the favorite, Bucknell has gone 2-0 vs. the spread this season and they are currently 9-9 overall vs. the spread. At home, the Bison are just 3-5 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Bucknell is 4-6 vs. the spread.
The over/under record in Bucknell games this year is 8-9-1 and today’s line of 135 is very close to the season average of 135.4. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and the over/under record in their past 10 games is 6-3-1.
The Bucknell offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Boston. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.4% while connecting on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Bison was Jack Forrest with 26 points, while Noah Williamson also added 13 to the scoreboard.
In terms of defense, Bucknell is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.5 points per game. Bucknell will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Boston to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.