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American vs. Navy Women’s Basketball Predictions & Picks – February 14

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Wednesday’s game at Bender Arena has the American Eagles (9-13) matching up with the Navy Midshipmen (8-14) at 7:00 PM ET ET on February 14. Our computer prediction projects a 68-59 win for American, who are favored by our model.

The Eagles enter this matchup following a 74-68 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday.

The Eagles came out on top in their most recent matchup 74-68 against Holy Cross on Saturday. The Midshipmen’s last game on Saturday ended in a 70-58 loss to Army. In the victory, Anna Lemaster led the Eagles with 16 points. Zanai Barnett-Gay scored a team-high 20 points for the Midshipmen in the loss.

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American vs. Navy Game Info

  • When: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Bender Arena in Washington D.C.
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+

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American vs. Navy Score Prediction

  • Prediction:
    American 68, Navy 59

American Schedule Analysis

  • The Eagles beat the Holy Cross Crusaders in a 74-68 win on February 10. It was their best victory of the season.
  • Against Quadrant 4 opponents, American is 8-7 (.533%) — tied for the 40th-most defeats.

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American 2023-24 Best Wins

  • 74-68 at home over Holy Cross (No. 163) on February 10
  • 68-65 on the road over Lehigh (No. 225) on January 3
  • 59-55 at home over Lehigh (No. 225) on January 20
  • 91-87 at home over Boston University (No. 240) on January 10
  • 56-54 on the road over Colgate (No. 258) on January 27

Navy Schedule Analysis

  • The Midshipmen took down the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in a 62-46 win on January 31. It was their best victory of the season.
  • Navy has 10 losses versus Quadrant 4 teams, tied for the 14th-most in the country.

Navy 2023-24 Best Wins

  • 62-46 at home over Lehigh (No. 225) on January 31
  • 59-58 at home over Colgate (No. 258) on February 3
  • 75-62 at home over Quinnipiac (No. 261) on November 25
  • 66-59 at home over Binghamton (No. 267) on November 21
  • 59-48 at home over Bucknell (No. 280) on January 24

American Leaders

  • Ivy Bales: 9.2 PTS, 2.1 STL, 48.0 FG%, 38.1 3PT% (8-for-21)
  • Emily Johns: 11.7 PTS, 48.3 FG%, 25.8 3PT% (8-for-31)
  • Lauren Stack: 7.8 PTS, 1.6 STL, 41.0 FG%
  • Molly Lavin: 7.3 PTS, 35.6 FG%, 22.2 3PT% (14-for-63)
  • Lemaster: 7.0 PTS, 30.4 FG%, 27.9 3PT% (24-for-86)

Navy Leaders

  • Barnett-Gay: 18.0 PTS, 3.2 STL, 39.9 FG%, 27.0 3PT% (20-for-74)
  • Kyah Smith: 12.8 PTS, 36.3 FG%, 29.3 3PT% (29-for-99)
  • Maren Louridas: 6.1 PTS, 1.1 STL, 31.9 FG%, 23.8 3PT% (20-for-84)
  • Sydne Watts: 8.0 PTS, 41.4 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (18-for-54)
  • Kate Samson: 5.2 PTS, 1.5 BLK, 47.5 FG%

American Performance Insights

  • The Eagles’ -89 scoring differential (being outscored by 4.0 points per game) is a result of scoring 61.0 points per game (264th in college basketball) while giving up 65.0 per outing (203rd in college basketball).
  • In conference action, American scores more points per game (62.4) than its season average (61.0).
  • Offensively, the Eagles have played better when playing at home this year, averaging 64.3 points per game, compared to 57.0 per game in away games.
  • Defensively American has played worse in home games this year, allowing 65.3 points per game, compared to 64.7 in away games.
  • The Eagles have seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 61.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.8 points more than the 61.0 they’ve scored this year.

Navy Performance Insights

  • The Midshipmen are being outscored by 4.8 points per game, with a -106 scoring differential overall. They put up 61.6 points per game (251st in college basketball), and allow 66.4 per outing (233rd in college basketball).
  • Navy has averaged 3.6 fewer points in Patriot games (58.0) than overall (61.6).
  • The Midshipmen average 64.5 points per game at home, and 57.3 away.
  • Navy is allowing fewer points at home (59.8 per game) than on the road (76.0).
  • Over their past 10 games, the Midshipmen are putting up 58.7 points per game, compared to their season average of 61.6.

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