The Boston University Terriers (8-8, 1-2 Pat) will be at Alumni Hall to meet the Navy Midshipmen (5-9, 2-1 Pat) in a Pat matchup. The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
Boston University Terriers vs. Navy Midshipmen Betting Odds
Both teams fell in their last outing. The Midshipmen fell to the American University Eagles, 71-63, while the Terriers were defeated by the Army West Point Black Knights, 86-82.
Boston University held Army West Point to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.9 (below the 25.8 mark opponents have averaged against Boston University this season) while Navy had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.5 (above their season average of 31.4). George Kiernan had a good outing for Navy, contributing 17 points and 11 rebounds. Boston University, meanwhile, received a boost from Tyler Scanlon, who recorded eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
This series was highly competitive last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Midshipmen won the last contest 62-48. Navy’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Midshipmen had 11 offensive rebounds and 34 total rebounds, while the Terriers had six and 27, respectively. This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.
Hasan Abdullah has been outstanding as of late for Navy, averaging 13 points,4.0 assists,2.4 steals over the last five games.
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Boston University figures to have a substantial edge. The elite Terriers offense ranks 95th in the country in that metric at 0.534, while the porous Navy defense is ranked 238th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.512).
Boston University at Navy Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Navy, O/U – Under
- Boston University ranks 102nd in assists per game (14.2) while Navy ranks 211th in assists allowed per game (15.6).
- During their last five games, the Midshipmen have scored an average of 59.6 points per game (3.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (5.6 below their season average).
- The Terriers have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. For the season, Boston University has defeated opponents by an average of 2.3 points.