Navy Midshipmen (9-9) vs. Army Black Knights (11-9)
January 21, 2023 1:30 pm EDT
The Line: Army Black Knights -2.5 / Navy Midshipmen +2.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights meet Saturday in college basketball action from Christl Arena. Navy is fresh off a Wednesday matchup versus Boston U. In that one the Midshipmen took an 18-point victory. As for Army, they played Bucknell in their Wednesday game. The Knights ended up losing by two points. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Navy managed to go 8-6 over their first 14 games this year, losing to Coppin State, Lipscomb, VMI, West Virginia, VCU and Holy Cross. The Midshipmen fell to Colgate, Lehigh, Lafayette and Loyola MD in the next four games.
In Wednesday’s matchup versus Boston U, Navy managed a 29-18 lead by the break. The Midshipmen continued to roll on a 34-27 second-half run and won 63-45. Sean Yoder put up 14 points with three rebounds to lead the team.
Army Black Knights
Over on the Army side, they were 7-7 over 14 games with losses to Stonehill, William & Mary, Princeton, Radford, Manhattan, Rhode Island and Stony Brook. The Knights hit a 4-1 run after that with wins over Lafayette, Loyola MD, American and Boston U.
Matched up against Bucknell on Wednesday, Army was outscored 35-27 in the first half. The Knights made a run in the second half but ultimately fell short 68-66. Ethan Roberts posted 17 points with two rebounds as the high team scorer.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I might take a stab on Army here. The Knights had a bad first half against a pretty average Bucknell team on Wednesday, but they’ve been playing better than that lately. Army is 6-2 in their last eight games, scoring 72 or more points in six of those outings. As for Navy, they’re on a five-game losing streak right now, failing to crack 67 points in three of those games. If Army plays to their capabilities I think they’ve got the inside track on a cover.