Navy Midshipmen (7-4) vs. VCU Rams (8-4)
December 21, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: VCU Rams -9.5 / Navy Midshipmen +9.5; Over/Under: +132
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The Navy Midshipmen and VCU Rams meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. The Navy Midshipmen look for their eighth win. The VCU Rams look for their ninth win.
The Navy Midshipmen are averaging 75.1 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Tyler Nelson is averaging 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Daniel Deaver is averaging 9.4 points and 3.6 assists. Austin Inge is dishing 2 assists and Sean Yoder is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Navy Midshipmen are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Navy Midshipmen are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The VCU Rams are averaging 68.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Adrian Baldwin Jr. is averaging 13.6 points and 1.6 rebounds, while Brandon Johns Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and 0.5 assists. Jamir Watkins is the third double-digit scorer and Zeb Jackson is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The VCU Rams are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.
The Midshipmen are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Rams are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 13-3 in Midshipmen last 16 overall. The over is 5-2 in Rams last 7 Wednesday games.
The VCU Rams are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, and they are the more talented team, but Navy does hang around, has held its own on the road and only loses in the underdog role by an average of 2 points. VCU should win, but the Navy Midshipmen don’t get blown out often. Give me the road dog in this spot.