American vs Navy Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/2/23

Navy Midshipmen (18-11) vs American Eagles (16-14)

Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Hall)

Betting Odds: Navy Midshipmen -8 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The American Eagles and Navy Midshipmen face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Patriot League Tournament at Navy Alumni Hall. When these two teams faced off on February it was Navy that secured the 70-54 victory. 

American Betting Preview

American comes into this game with a 16-14 record overall and they have gone 11-18 against the spread. In the last game against Bucknell, the defense gave up only 59 points and that led to the five point victory. Johnny O’Neil scored 19 points and eight rebounds. American is averaging 65.5 points while their defense is giving up 65.8 points per game. American wants to play a slower pace, and in the last game it was the defense that was the difference. Forward Matt Rogers is averaging 13.7 points while shooting 62.8 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Navy Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Navy who sits with an 18-12 record overall and they have gone 16-13 against the spread. In the last game against Colgate, Navy scored only 60 points and they ended up losing by four points. Navy is averaging 70 points while their defense is giving up 65.4 points per game. Daniel Deaver is having a strong season averaging 13.5 points while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

American vs Navy Trends

Navy is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. American is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games on Thursday. The under is 4-1-1 in Navy’s last six games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Navy’s last four home games. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The last time these two teams faced off it was Navy that won by 16 points. In this game though, I expect it to be a little different. American in the last game gave up only 59 points, and Navy is going to struggle to score here. Navy in the last game scored only 60 points. It might not be the highest-scoring game but American is going to find success here. Back American against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick American +8

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