Navy vs Virginia NCAA Basketball Tips 12/29/2019
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
The Navy Midshipmen travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
Navy comes into this game with an overall record of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 61.8 points per game while giving up 57.7 per contest. Virginia has an overall mark of 9-2. They are averaging 54.3 points per contest and giving up 46.5, which is a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Navy Midshipmen are 2-7-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-8-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
12/03/19 G Braxton Key Wrist is out indefinitely
John Carter Jr. averages 14.0 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Cam Davis comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Jay Huff averages 9.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 53%. Mamadi Diakite averages 13.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Midshipmen allow 57.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 73rd and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 35th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Navy averages 61.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 331st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 319th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 239th in D-1. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 93rd and 276th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 185th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 46.5 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 34% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 7.6 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 29.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 150th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Virginia is 348th in the country with 54.3 points per game this year. They are 325th in the D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 26% from 3-point range, which is good for 345th in the nation. They are 216th in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game and 337th in assists per contest with 9.9. The Cavaliers are 251st in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Midshipmen are 248th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.4. In terms of pace they are 349th in the country with 61.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 296th. As a team they are 280th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 82nd in Division 1. Navy is 95th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 76th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 90.3, which is ranked 323rd. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 60.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 328th. As a unit they are 333rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 161st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Navy/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia
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