Denver vs. Navy - 11/26/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Navy Midshipmen (4-3) at Denver Pioneers (2-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Alico Arena)
The Line: Denver Pioneers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Navy Midshipmen and the Denver Pioneers duke it out in a non-conference college basketball matchup on Sunday afternoon as part of the FGCU Classic.
The Denver Pioneers come into this one looking to climb back to .500 after a 60-50 win over St. Francis on Saturday. Daniel Amigo led the team with 24 points on 10 of 14 shooting, along with 16 rebounds for a monster double-double. Elvin Rodriguez came 2nd with 14 points and Joe Rosga went just 2 for 11 from the floor but added 10 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Pioneers in the win. Jake Krafka added 10 points and a team-high 3 assists, while Ade Murkey contributed a pair of blocks in the win. Amigo leads Denver with an average of 19 points and 9.2 rebounds per game while Murkey is leading the Pioneers with 3 assists per game this season. As a team, Denver is scoring 70.6 points per game on 45.6% shooting from the field, 33.7% from behind the arc and 64.3% from the foul line this season.
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The Navy Midshipmen will try to bounce back after a 70-54 loss to host Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. Shawn Anderson and Bryce Dulin led the way with 13 points and 4 rebounds apiece, while Dulin added a pair of steals. Tom Lacey added 10 points to round out the scoring in double figures for Navy in the win. Anderson is the Midshipmen’s leading scorer and assist man this season, putting up 11.4 points and 3 assists per game while Lacey is Navy’s top rebounder with an average of 6.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Navy is scoring 71.3 points per game on 43.7% shooting from the field, 35.6% from behind the 3-point line and 73.7% from the foul line this season.
Denver is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 16-5-1 in their last 22 games overall. Navy is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games while the under is 11-3 in their last 14 non-conference games.
This game is early enough that we may not have much time to wait for a line, but I will update it as soon as one becomes available. With that said, I think that Denver, despite having the worse record of the two teams, has more size and athleticism, especially on the boards, so I’ll give my edge to the Pioneers to get the job done here.