Navy Midshipmen vs. Lafayette Leopards - 3/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lafayette Leopards (6-23) at Navy Midshipmen (18-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Hall)
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -11 -- Over/Under: 135.5 See the Latest Odds
The Lafayette Leopards will travel to play the Navy Midshipmen in the first round of the Patriot Conference Tournament.
The Navy Midshipmen are 18-13 (9-9) and come into the Patriot Conference Tournament as the #7 seed. Navy finished the regular season on a 4 game losing streak. Navy beat Lafayette in both meetings this season by scores of 87-61 and 74-68. Navy is averaging 67.4 points per game while giving up 64.5 points per game. Navy is also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Shawn Anderson is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for Navy. Tilman Dunbar is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.7 assists per game for the Midshipmen. Navy is shooting 64% on free throws, 29.6% on three-pointers, and 45.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Lafayette Leopards are 6-23 (3-15) and come into the Patriot Conference Tournament as the #10 seed. Lafayette finished the regular season losing 12 of their last 13 games. Lafayette is averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 80.5 points per game. Lafayette is also averaging 32 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Nick Lindner (Questionable) is averaging 13.6 points per game and 3.9 assists per game for Lafayette. Matt Klinewski is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Leopards. Lafayette is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 36.2% on three-pointers, and 43.5% on all field goal attempts.
Lafayette is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win. The over is 4-1-1 in Lafayette’s last 6 road games. Navy is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Navy is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-1 in Navy’s last 5 home games.
Navy is the better team in this matchup and was able to sweep the season series against Lafayette. Lafayette struggles on defense, allowing over 80 points per game. Navy plays much better defense and has the rebounding advantage. I like Navy here.