Navy Midshipmen vs Bucknell Bison Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Navy Midshipmen travelling to Bucknell Saturday to take on the Bison.
The Bison currently sports a 18-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Midshipmen are 7-15 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bison produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Midshipmen have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison sit at No. 53 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Midshipmen sit at No. 259 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 71-58.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bucknell's No. 163 nationally ranked offense (68.1 points per game) against a Midshipmen defense that sits as the No. 49 at 60.5 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 46.3% from the field, more than the Midshipmen have managed so far this season (40.4% on average).
Defensively, Navy features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.
Navy was a 71-49 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lehigh. The Midshipmen were hammered by Lehigh on Wednesday, losing by a 71-49 final at Alumni Hall in college basketball betting action.
In their last action, Bucknell was a 56-55 winner on the road against American. Bucknell earned a 56-55 victory over American on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Mike Muscala at Bender Arena.
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