The Midshipmen and Tritons are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Tritons will host the game at LionTree Arena in San Diego, CA. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Tritons as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 137 points.
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN VS CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO TRITONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Navy Midshipmen +7.5
This game will be played at LionTree Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE NAVY MIDSHIPMEN:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-68 in favor of the Midshipmen.
- Not only will Navy pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.
Will Navy Be The Talk of LionTree Arena?
Heading into their 3rd game of the season, Navy is winless at 0-2. In their previous five road games, including those from last year, Navy has a 4-1 record. Entering today’s game, Navy has a 0-2 ATS record. In their previous three games, the team has gone 0-3 against the spread with an average scoring margin of -1.
Navy’s games have, on average, featured 125 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 127.2 points so far. In the Midshipmen’s last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 59 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-4.
Coming off their recent game, the Navy offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Temple. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.6%, and they made 7 threes. Austin Benigni led the team in scoring, putting up 13 points. Additionally, Austin Inge contributed 9 points for the Midshipmen.
In the current season, the Navy defense has excelled, sitting 64th in the nation by allowing 67.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.0 threes per game vs. California-San Diego. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.7%.
Can the Tritons Deliver Being Favored at Home?
California-San Diego remains undefeated at 2-0 following their first two games. In their previous ten home games, including last year, California-San Diego has a 4-6 record. As of now, California-San Diego holds a 2-0 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Looking back to last year, the team has a recent ATS record of 2-0, along with an average scoring margin of +14.
So far, California-San Diego’s games have averaged 157 points per game with the average over/under line being 149.2 points. Looking at the Tritons’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 93 points per game.
Against San Diego, the California-San Diego had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 93.3 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 46.2% in the game. For the season, the California-San Diego offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 54%. So far, they have hit 60% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.3 made three’s per contest.
Coming into today’s game, the California-San Diego defense is giving up an average of 69.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, California-San Diego’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.8% this season.