Navy Midshipmen at Bucknell Bison ATS Prediction 01/08/20

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The Navy Midshipmen (7-6, 1-1 Pat) will be at Sojka Pavilion to square off with the Bucknell Bison (6-9, 2-0 Pat) in a Pat matchup. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Navy Midshipmen vs. Bucknell Bison ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Bison were victorious over the Lafayette Leopards, 78-66, while the Midshipmen lost a close one to the Holy Cross Crusaders, 63-61.

Bucknell played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb turnover percentage of 8.8 (better than their season average of 18.8) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.5 (above their season average of 25.9). For those same stats, Lafayette was 19.1 and 22.9, respectively. Navy, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.100). Paul Newman played a key role for Bucknell with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Navy rallied around Greg Summers, who finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Midshipmen won the most recent game 64-53. Navy out-rebounded Bucknell. The Midshipmen had 12 offensive rebounds and 46 total rebounds, while the Bison had six and 33, respectively. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

Second-chance opportunities might be few and far between for Bucknell in this battle. The Bison rank 262nd in offensive rebounding percentage (26.0 percent), while Navy ranks 81st in defensive rebounding percentage (74.8 percent).

Navy Midshipmen vs. Bucknell Bison Free Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Navy, ATS Winner – Navy, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Navy ranks 117th in rebounds per game (37.1) while Bucknell ranks 248th (32.9).
  • The Bison rank 43rd in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while the Midshipmen rank 143rd (22.1).
  • Bucknell ranks 112th in blocks per game (3.2) while Navy ranks 152nd in blocks allowed per game (4.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Midshipmen have scored an average of 58.6 points per game (2.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 57.0 points per game (1.7 below their season average).
  • The Bison’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.4, down from 7.7 for the season.