Navy Northern Kentucky Betting Preview
Northern Kentucky Norse vs Navy Midshipmen Odds
Alumni Hall will host Navy Midshipmen vs. Northern Kentucky Norse action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Midshipmen currently sports a 6-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Norse are 1-6 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Midshipmen produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Norse have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 204-ranked Midshipmen and the No. 342-rated Norse in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-50 win for the Midshipmen on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Norse is ranked No. 318 in NCAA hoops at 31 per game. Contrast that with Navy’s No. 281 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Navy is the No. 232-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Northern Kentucky rates No. 158 at 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Northern Kentucky features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Navy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 319 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Kentucky was a 54-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Hampton. Chad Jackson scored 18 points leading the Norse to a 54-52 victory over Hampton at Hampton Convocation Center on Thursday.
In their last action, Navy was a 69-59 winner at home against Bryant. The Midshipmen grabbed a 69-59 win over the Bulldogs on Monday, behind a 15-point effort from Kendall Knorr at Alumni Hall.
Northern Kentucky at Jacksonville, Monday, December 31
Navy home to Albany, Friday, December 28