The Denver Pioneers (2-3) and the Navy Midshipmen (4-3) go head-to-head at Alico Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26, 2017.
Navy Midshipmen vs. Denver Pioneers Free Preview
The last time the Midshipmen played, they lost to the FGCU Eagles, 70-54. Navys Bryce Dulin had a good performance, leading the team in scoring with 13 points on 6-for-13 shooting. FGCU had an effective field goal percentage of 0.598 (above their season average of 0.520). Navy, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 13.3 (better than their season average of 19.7).
The Pioneers will look to maintain momentum after defeating the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers in their last matchup, 60-50. Denver was lifted by Daniel Amigo, who was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 10-for-14 shooting. The Pioneers, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.2, had a ridiculous mark of 43.8 and held the Terriers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.268 (below their season average of 0.526).
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Denver should have a substantial advantage. Since the 2016-17 season, the Pioneers offense ranks 40th in that metric at 0.542, while the Navy defense ranks 296th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.526). Also, the Midshipmen have been among the NCAAs elite on the offensive backboards, ranking 17th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.4 percent). The Pioneers, meanwhile, rank 19th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.1 percent).
Of Navys 2 games that accepted bets, one have finished over the O/U total, while 2 of Denvers 3 games have finished over the O/U total. The Midshipmen hold the sizable advantage straight up (SU) (4-3 vs. 2-3), but the Pioneers have been superior against the spread (ATS) (1-2 vs. 1-1).
Navy Midshipmen vs. Denver Pioneers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Denver, ATS Winner – Denver, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Pioneers rank 269th in blocks per game (2.1) while the Midshipmen rank 282nd (1.9).
- Navy ranks ninth in rebounds allowed per game (30.2) while Denver ranks 18th (31.4).
- Navy ranks 64th in steals per game (7.1) while Denver ranks 260th (5.0).
- The Midshipmen rank 193rd in three pointers attempted per game (20.6) while the Pioneers rank 276th (18.4).
- Denver ranks 80th in assists per game (14.9) while Navy ranks 123rd in assists allowed per game (12.7).