Boston University vs. Navy - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Navy Midshipmen (14-15) at Boston University Terriers (18-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Case Gym)
The Line: Boston University Terriers -8 -- Over/Under: 126
The Boston Terriers and the Navy Midshipmen meet in a Patriot League tournament quarterfinal matchup in college basketball action from Case Gym on Thursday night.
The Navy Midshipmen enter the conference tournament as the #6-seed, finishing the year with an overall conference record of 8-10 as part of a 14-15 overall mark this season, winning out on a tiebreaker and the first-round bye over Bucknell. Cam Davis leads Navy in scoring and assists with 16.4 PPG and 2.6 APG while John Carter Jr. has 10.7 PPG and 5 RPG. Greg Summers also has 9.8 PPG and a team-high 6.7 RPG this season. As a team, Navy is averaging 63.6 points on 40.8% shooting from the field, 30.1% from 3-point range and 69.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 64 points on 43.5% shooting from the field and 33.9% from 3-point range this season.
The Boston Terriers come into the conference tournament representing the #3-seed, sitting at 12-6 in conference play as part of their 18-13 overall mark, losing out on the #2 seed in a head-to-head tiebreaker with American. Max Mahoney leads Boston in scoring and rebounding with 15.6 PPG and 8.2 RPG while Walter Whyte has 12.7 PPG and Javante McCoy has 12 PPG and 3.2 APG for the Terriers this season. As a team, Boston is averaging 71.4 points on 46% shooting from the field, 32.3% from 3-point range and 65.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.2 points on 43.9% shooting from the field and 33% from 3-point range this season.
Head-to-head, the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
You could make a case for Navy and the points as the Midshipmen have already beat Boston in their own building earlier this season and the road team's had all of the recent success between the two sides. However, Boston won the revenge game by 23 points at Navy, and I just think the Terriers are the better team here. Another close game wouldn't surprise me as it is tournament time, but I think we see a double-digit victory by Boston here.