The Navy Midshipmen (0-2) travel to face off against the California-San Diego Tritons (2-0) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at LionTree Arena in San Diego and televised on ESPN+. California-San Diego is coming off a win in their previous game, while Navy is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Temple. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Navy Midshipmen vs California-San Diego Tritons
The Navy Midshipmen Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Today, Navy, who has a 0-2 record, will play against California-San Diego. In the previous ten games away from home, Navy has a 7-3 record, which includes last year. Thus far, Navy has a 0-2 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. Over their previous three games, the Midshipmen hold a -1 average scoring margin and an ATS record of 0-3.
Through two games, Navy has an over/under record of 1-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 125 points per game so far. The Midshipmen’s last five games have finished with a combined 59 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.
The California-San Diego Tritons Are Coming Off A Win
California-San Diego has a perfect 2-0 record after their first two games. So far this season, the Tritons have been favored in every game. California-San Diego’s ATS performance heading into today’s game stands at 2-0. Looking back at their previous ten games, which includes last season, California-San Diego has a 5-4 ATS record.
Through two games, California-San Diego has an over/under record of 1-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 157 points per game so far. The Tritons have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 85 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
Navy Offense Breakdown
In their recent matchup, the Navy offense ended with 68 points against Temple. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.6% and made 7 threes. For the season, the Navy offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 352nd in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 38%.
|Austin Benigni (G)||9.0||1.5||1.5|
|Austin Inge (G)||8.5||1.5||0.5|
|Donovan Draper (F)||7.0||7.5||2.0|
California-San Diego Offense Breakdown
In contrast to their season average of 93.3 points per game, the California-San Diego had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against San Diego and had a field goal percentage of 46.2%. For the season, the California-San Diego offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 54%. So far, they have hit 60% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.3 made three’s per contest.
|Bryce Pope (G)||19.3||3.3||0.7|
|Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones (F)||16.7||8.0||5.3|
|Francis Nwaokorie (F)||15.3||3.0||0.7|
Navy Team Defense
The Midshipmen’s defense is presently ranked 64th nationally, allowing an average of 67.0 points per contest. The Navy defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Temple to connect on 7 threes.
California-San Diego Team Defense
At present, the Tritons’ defense is nationally ranked 75th, allowing 69.0 points per game. In today’s game vs. Navy, the California-San Diego defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, California-San Diego made 19 free-throws vs. the Tritons.
Midshipmen vs Tritons Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Midshipmen have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 68 points per game in these contests.
- Across their last three home contests, California-San Diego has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 75 points per game.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Midshipmen have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Tritons have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
The Midshipmen come in as the underdog at +7.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 137 and our model has the Midshipmen and Tritons finishing with a combined 148 points. Our pick is to take the over.
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