Navy Midshipmen (6-3) vs. Marist Red Foxes (4-4)
December 12, 2021 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Marist Red Foxes +3.5 / Navy Midshipmen -3.5 ; Over/Under: +127
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The Navy Midshipmen and Marist Red Foxes meet Sunday in college basketball action at the McCann Arena. The Navy Midshipmen look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Marist Red Foxes look to get a game above a .500 record.
The Navy Midshipmen are averaging 67 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 57.6 points on 39.2 percent shooting. John Carter Jr. is averaging 15.2 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Greg Summers is averaging 9.2 points and 2.8 assists. Richard Njoku is dishing 1 assist and Tyler Nelson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Navy Midshipmen are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Navy Midshipmen are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.
The Marist Red Foxes are averaging 71.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Ricardo Wright is averaging 14.5 points and 1.1 assists, while Raheim Sullivan is averaging 12 points and 2.8 rebounds. Samkelo Cele is the third double-digit scorer and Jao Ituka is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Marist Red Foxes are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The Marist Red Foxes are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.
The Midshipmen are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 22-7 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Red Foxes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Midshipmen last 9 overall. The over is 7-2 in Red Foxes last 9 overall.
The Marist Red Foxes are coming off a couple of nice wins, and they get a rare home game here. However, the Navy Midshipmen are comfortably the more battle tested team, and they’re proven with their season opening win over Virginia. Navy is the much better defensive team here and should be able to control the pace. I’ll lay the small chalk with the road team.