Navy Midshipmen vs California San Diego Tritons prediction

NCAA Basketball: Navy Midshipmen vs. California-San Diego Tritons Prediction 11/18/2023

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.

Midshipmen vs Tritons Prediction

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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