Lafayette Leopards at Navy Midshipmen Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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The Lafayette Leopards (11-5, 3-2 Pat) will be at Alumni Hall to challenge the Navy Midshipmen (9-7, 3-2 Pat) in a Pat matchup. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Lafayette Leopards at Navy Midshipmen ATS Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Midshipmen defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 88-83, while the Leopards beat the Colgate Raiders 71-67.

The Leopards held the Raiders to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6 (below the 26.8 mark opponents have averaged against Lafayette this season) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.588 (above their season average of 0.557). Navy, on the other hand, dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.351 (above their season average of 0.262) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (below their season average of 35.2). For those same stats, Lehigh was 0.271 and 25.8, respectively. Daniel Deaver put together a good performance for Navy with 25 points and nine rebounds. Lukas Jarrett, meanwhile had a good game for Lafayette, contributing 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

This was a highly competitive series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Leopards won the last matchup 80-74. The Leopards’ 15.0 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Midshipmen, who had a mark of 19.7. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams battle. Navy ranks 348th in possessions per game (61.8) and Lafayette is 272nd (67.8). Also, the Leopards rank 311th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.179), while the Midshipmen rank 39th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.165).

Lafayette Leopards at Navy Midshipmen ATS Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Navy, ATS Winner – Lafayette, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Lafayette ranks 18th in assists per game (16.5) while Navy ranks 202nd (11.6).
  • The Midshipmen rank 24th in rebounds allowed per game (31.0) while the Leopards rank 81st (33.4).
  • Navy ranks 206th in steals per game (5.3) while Lafayette ranks 231st (4.6).
  • The Leopards rank 44th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Midshipmen rank 203rd (1.4).
  • Lafayette ranks 60th in three pointers attempted per game (25.1) while Navy ranks 157th in three pointers allowed per game (22.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Midshipmen’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.2, down from 2.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Leopards have scored an average of 71.2 points per game (1.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.8 points per game (0.6 above their season average).