Planning on watching today’s Midshipmen and Mountain Hawks game? Catch the action at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA, as the Mountain Hawks hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. This Patriot League conference matchup has an over/under of 140 points, and Lehigh is favored to win by -4.5 at home vs. Navy.

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN VS LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lehigh Mountain Hawks -4.5

This game will be played at Stabler Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Mountain Hawks.
  • Not only will Lehigh pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Midshipmen Offense Score Enough in Bethlehem?

Through 19 games, Navy has an 8-11 record, including a 4-4 mark in Patriot League play. Over the Midshipmen’s last two games, they have lost both contests, including their most recent game against Loyola Maryland, 74-70. On the road this season, Navy has gone just 1-8, and the team is currently on a two-game road losing streak.

So far this season, Navy has been the underdog in 10 of its 19 games, and the team has gone 0-10 in those contests. On the year, the Midshipmen have an average scoring margin of -7.3 points per game on the road. Navy’s record as the underdog this year is 0-10, and the team has gone 2-8 in its last 10 road games.

As the underdog, Navy has gone 3-6-1 vs. the spread this season and is 0-2-1 in their last three games as the underdog. On the road, the Midshipmen are 4-5 vs. the spread this year and have gone 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

Today’s over/under line of 140 is higher than the average over/under line in Navy’s games this season (134.2) and the average scoring total in their last three games (129). So far this year, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line.

In their recent matchup, the Navy offense ended with 70 points against Loyola Maryland. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 39.3% and made 3 threes. One area that the Navy offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 83rd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 40%.

Coming into today’s game, the Navy defense is giving up an average of 65.8 points per contest. Navy will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Loyola Maryland to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the Mountain Hawks Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Lehigh has not been great at home this season, going just 1-4. However, they are coming off a win over Holy Cross and are 2-3 in their last five games at home.

Overall, Lehigh is 6-13, including a 3-5 mark in Patriot League play. They have been the underdog in 11 of their 19 games this season, going 2-9 in those contests. As the favorite, Lehigh is 2-4.

As the favorite this season, Lehigh has gone just 2-4 vs. the spread, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mountain Hawks are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home this season, Lehigh is just 2-3 vs. the spread, and over their last 10 games at home, their ATS record is 3-5.

Lehigh’s over/under record this season is 7-10 and today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2. This season, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 140.

The Mountain Hawks’ offense wrapped up their last game with 78 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 73.1 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Burke Chebuhar with 20 points. Tyler Whitney-Sidney also added 19 points for the Mountain Hawks.

Lehigh’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.9 points per game. The Lehigh defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed Holy Cross to connect on 7 threes.