Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. Navy Midshipmen - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Navy Midshipmen (19-13) at Lehigh Mountain Hawks (15-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Stabler Arena)
The Line: Lehigh Mountain Hawks -6 -- Over/Under: 135 See the Latest Odds
The Navy Midshipmen will travel to play the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in the second round of the Patriot Conference Tournament.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are 15-14 (13-5) and are the #2 seed in the Patriot tournament. Lehigh finished the regular season by winning their last 9 games and are coming off of a win against Army by a score of 82-72. Lehigh defeated Navy on the road by a score of 77-74 in these two teams second meeting of the season. Lehigh is averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 69.9 points per game. Lehigh is also averaging 34.1 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Tim Kempton is averaging 17.5 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for Lehigh. Austin Price is averaging 13.5 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh is shooting 72.5% on free throws, 39.8% on three-pointers, and 45.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Navy Midshipmen are 19-13 (9-9) and are the #7 seed in the Patriot tournament. Navy won their first game of the Patriot tournament against Lafayette by a score of 78-70. Navy defeated Lehigh on the road by a score of 69-64 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Navy is averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 64.7 points per game. Navy is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Shawn Anderson is averaging 13 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for Navy. Tilman Dunbar is averaging 11.6 points per game and 3.9 assists per game for the Midshipmen. Navy is shooting 64.1% on free throws, 29.9% on three-pointers, and 45.9% on all field goal attempts.
Navy is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. Navy is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 9-4 in Navy’s last 13 road games. Lehigh is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games. Lehigh is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win. The over is 6-1 in Lehigh’s last 7 games.
This should be a good game between two teams that split the season series. Navy has been able to play better defense than Lehigh, and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. I think this will be a close game and that Navy has a chance to win outright.