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Navy vs. Maryland - 11/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Maryland Terrapins (1-0) at Navy Midshipmen (0-1)
Date & Time Friday November 9, 2018, 8:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Navy Midshipmen +13.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
CBSNN
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NCAA BB | Maryland Terrapins (1-0) at Navy Midshipmen (0-1)
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The Maryland Terrapins and Navy Midshipmen meet Friday in college basketball action at the Alumni Hall.

The Maryland Terrapins look for another victory after sneaking by Delaware in their season opener. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 73 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 40 percent shooting. Jalen Smith is averaging 19 points and 13 rebounds while Anthony Cowan Jr. is averaging 15 points and two assists. Bruno Fernando is the third double-digit scorer and Darryl Morsell is grabbing three rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 10.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Navy Midshipmen look for a victory after getting rocked by Old Dominion in their season opener. The Navy Midshipmen are averaging 44 points on 25 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 35.7 percent shooting. George Kiernan is averaging 10 points and five rebounds while John Carter Jr. is averaging eight points and two assists. Luke Loehr is grabbing four rebounds and Hasan Abdullah is dishing two assists. The Navy Midshipmen are shooting 23.8 percent from beyond the arc and 61.1 percent from the free throw line. The Navy Midshipmen are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Navy Midshipmen have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Terrapins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Midshipmen are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Midshipmen last 6 overall and the under is 11-3 in Terrapins last 14 overall.

The Navy Midshipmen had possibly the worst offensive showing of the week, as they made just 14 of 56 shots and couldn't buy a basket from the outside. While it's just one game and I'm sure playing at home will help, but it's tough to back a team that played that poorly. The Maryland Terrapins managed to win and are capable of playing much better, especially offensively. I'm going to eat the chalk, as I can't back Navy after what we saw in the opener.

Pick:
Maryland Terrapins -13.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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