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Navy Midshipmen take on Leopards in NCAA basketball test

Navy MidshipmenLafayette Leopards
Jan 12, 2:00 PM | Kirby Center

Navy Midshipmen vs Lafayette Leopards Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Lafayette and Navy on Saturday, with the host Leopards trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Leopards sport records of 7-10 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Midshipmen have 6-10 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Leopards and 0-0 for the Midshipmen.

View Navy vs Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 331-rated Leopards and the No. 235-ranked Midshipmen, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-60 result in favor of the Midshipmen.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Midshipmen is ranked No. 316 in NCAA hoops at 30.7 per game. Contrast that with Lafayette’s No. 336 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Lafayette is the No. 30-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Navy rates No. 178 at 6.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Navy owns the country's No. 91-rated mark, allowing 65.7 points per game on the highway. Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 166 in scoring at home.

Navy lost its last outing, a 74-68 result against Norfolk State on January 5. Kevin Alter scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Midshipmen to a win (they lost 74-68 to Norfolk State at Echols Hall on Saturday).

Lafayette won its last outing, an 85-83 result against Pennsylvania on January 8. The Leopards got a terrific 25-point effort from Tony Johnson as Lafayette defeated Pennsylvanian 85-83 on Tuesday at The Palestra.

Next up:
Navy home to Holy Cross, Wednesday, January 16
Lafayette at Army, Wednesday, January 16