Navy Midshipmen vs Bucknell Bison Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Bucknell and Navy on Wednesday, with the host Bison trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
It's a game in the Patriot Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.
This season, the Bison are 25-5 overall and 2-1 ATS ATS, while the Midshipmen are 8-22 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Bucknell boasts a 1-2 on the OU, and Navy is 0-0.
Bettors looking to go with the Bison in this one found them listed as 21.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Midshipmen was expected to move the line.
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. 268 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 70-55.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Midshipmen is ranked No. 330 in NCAA hoops at 29.9 per game. Contrast that with Bucknell’s No. 105 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bucknell is the No. 308-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Navy rates No. 232 at 5.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Navy owns the country's No. 76-rated mark, allowing 65.1 points per game on the highway. Bucknell, on the other hand, rates No. 215 in scoring at home.
Navy lost its last outing, a 62-46 result against Bucknell on March 2. Navy got 13 points from Brandon Venturini but lost anyway, 62-46, to Bucknell on Saturday at Alumni Hall.
Bucknell was a 62-46 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Navy. Bucknell earned a 62-46 victory over Navy on Saturday, getting 14 points from Cameron Ayers at Alumni Hall.