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Navy vs Bucknell Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/8/23

Bucknell Bison (10-15) vs. Navy Midshipmen (13-10)
February 8, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -9.5 / Bucknell Bison +9.5; Over/Under: 139.5
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The Bucknell Bison and the Navy Midshipmen meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Navy Alumni Hall. Bucknell is currently 10-15 overall. The Bison beat Army in their last game. As for Navy, they’re 13-11 on the season and coming off a win over Holy Cross. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Bucknell Bison 

Bucknell started out the season on a pretty shaky run, going 7-9 over their first 15 outings. The Bison are 3-6 since then, losing to Lafayette, Loyola MD, Colgate, Holy Cross, Navy and Loyola MD again during that time. 

On Saturday versus Army, Bucknell took a 35-30 edge into the second half. The Bison hit a 38-37 run from there and won it 73-67. Xander Rice was the leading team scorer on 17 points with six assists and four rebounds. 

Navy Midshipmen 

Over on the Navy side, they managed a .500 record through their first 16 games at 8-8 overall. The Midshipmen are 5-3 in their last eight with wins over Boston U, Army, Bucknell, Lafayette and Holy Cross in that stretch. 

Matched up against Holy Cross in the Saturday game, the Midshipmen were up 30-29 in the locker room. Navy hit a 56-39 run in the second half and won it 86-68. Daniel Deaver led the way on 35 points with 16 rebounds. 


I’ll probably stick with Navy in this one. The Midshipmen have won five of their last six games and they’re looking pretty good. The last time these teams met up was back on January 25 at Sojka Pavilion in a 63-46 Navy victory. The Midshipmen held Bucknell to just 18 first-half points in that one. The Bison have scored 66 or more points in three straight games since then, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a higher total in the rematch. Ultimately I still like Navy cover-wise, though. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Navy Midshipmen -9.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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