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Navy vs Lehigh 1/8/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Lehigh Mountain Hawks (6-8) vs. Navy Midshipmen (8-7)
January 8, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -9 / Lehigh Mountain Hawks +9; Over/Under: +140
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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks and Navy Midshipmen meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Alumni Hall. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks look for their seventh win. The Navy Midshipmen look for their ninth win.

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are averaging 70.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Evan Taylor is averaging 14 points and 1.3 assists, while Keith Higgins Jr. is averaging 13.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Tyler Whitney-Sidney is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Alamudun is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.

The Navy Midshipmen are averaging 72.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Tyler Nelson is averaging 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Daniel Deaver is averaging 10.5 points and 3.1 assists. Christian Jones is dishing 0.5 assists and Sean Yoder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Navy Midshipmen are shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Navy Midshipmen are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.

The Mountain Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Midshipmen are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 7-0 in Midshipmen last 7 home games. The over is 16-5 in Midshipmen last 21 overall.

The fact Navy is this big of a favorite tells you just how bad the Lehigh Mountain Hawks are, a team that’s losing in the underdog role by an average of 11.8 points. The Navy Midshipmen aren’t world beaters by any means, but they shoot the ball decent, and they do cover numbers at home. Lehigh is also bad. I’ll lay the chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Navy Midshipmen -9

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