Navy Midshipmen vs. Army West Point Black Knights Betting Prediction 02/22/20

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The Navy Midshipmen (13-13, 7-8 Pat) will be at Christl Arena to go head-to-head against the Army West Point Black Knights (13-13, 8-7 Pat) in a Pat matchup. The game starts at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020, and will air on CBS Sports Network.

Navy Midshipmen vs. Army West Point Black Knights Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Black Knights fell to the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, 81-77, while the Midshipmen were defeated by the American University Eagles, 71-62.

Navy did a terrific job of making free throws (17-22; 77.3 percent) while Army West Point had a turnover percentage of 5.3 (better than their season average of 16.5). Army West Point rallied around Matt Wilson, who put up 20 points and nine rebounds. Greg Summers played a pivotal role for Navy with 18 points and eight rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Tommy Funk led the Black Knights to a 73-66 win. He produced 26 points and six assists. Army West Point’s 0.192 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Navy, who had a rate of 0.078.

The elite offense of Army West Point (31st in the NCAA with an effective field goal percentage 0.539) will go head-to-head against the porous defense of Navy (261st in effective field goal percentage allowed 0.510). The Black Knights figure to have the edge on that end of the court. Furthermore, the Midshipmen, who rank 28th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.8 percent), will battle against the Black Knights, who rank 40th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.6 percent).

Navy Midshipmen vs. Army West Point Black Knights Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Army West Point, ATS Winner – Army West Point, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Army West Point ranks 12th in assists per game (16.4) while Navy ranks 226th (11.6).
  • The Midshipmen rank 23rd in rebounds allowed per game (31.2) while the Black Knights rank 150th (35.0).
  • Navy ranks 150th in three pointers allowed per game (21.7) while Army West Point ranks 265th (25.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Midshipmen’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 0.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Black Knights have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (0.5 above their season average).