Navy Midshipmen vs Delaware State Hornets Preview
Delaware State Hornets vs Navy Midshipmen Odds
South Padre Convention Center will host Navy Midshipmen vs. Delaware State Hornets action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at South Padre Convention Center.
Navy battles the Hornets, currently sitting with a 3-3 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Midshipmen and 0-0 for the Hornets.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Midshipmen - Hornets odds would favor the Hornets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Navy is rated No. 320 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Delaware State is at No. 230. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-63 win for the Midshipmen.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hornets is ranked No. 187 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Navy’s No. 195 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Navy is the No. 238-ranked team in the country at 5.3 per game, while Delaware State rates No. 194 at 5.8 per game.
Defensively, Delaware State features the nation's No. 220-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Navy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 299 nationally in scoring at home.
Delaware State lost its last outing, a 63-62 result against Fairleigh Dickinson on November 23. Delaware State got 16 points from Tahj Tate but lost anyway, 63-62, to Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday at South Padre Convention Center.
In their last action, Navy was a 42-40 loser at home against Prairie View A&M. Brandon Venturini scored 7 points in a futile effort to lead the Midshipmen to a win (they lost 42-40 to Prairie View A&M at South Padre Convention Center on Friday).
Delaware State at Eastern Kentucky, Wednesday, November 28
Navy home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Wednesday, November 28