|2013 Armed Forces Bowl Odds & Point Spread: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 30 December 2013 07:15|
Armed Forces Bowl Odds
Navy is 8-4 on the season and 9-3 against the spread. Middle Tennessee is 8-4 overall and 5-7 against the spread. Both teams hit the under in 7 of their 12 games.
Trends show that Navy is 13-6 against the spread in its last 19 games against Conference USA opponents. Middle Tennessee State is 0-5-1 ATS in its last 6 non-conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Navy is favored to win this bowl game, as the Midshipmen have odds of -6.5 points against Middle Tennessee. The over/under total for this game has been set at 56.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Navy favored by 7 points. The spread fell to 6 before settling in at 6.5. The over/under total opened at 55 points and slowly climbed up to 56.5.
Navy is coming off a 34-7 win over its rival, Army back on Dec. 14. The Midshipmen closed the season with four straight victories. Navy has averaged 34.3 points and 413.5 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense is allowing 25.9 points per contest. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds has thrown for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 1,260 yards and 29 touchdowns. Seven other Navy backs have rushed for over 260 yards this season.
Middle Tennessee defeated UTEP, 48-17 to end the regular season. The Blue Raiders won their final five games of the season to finish 6-2 in Conference USA. Middle Tennessee averaged 415.7 yards and 30.9 points per game on offense this season, while the defense gave up 26.4 points per contest. Logan Kilgore has thrown for 2,289 yards and 16 touchdowns to lead the offense while Jordan Parker has added 741 rushing yards with six scores.
In terms of Injuries, neither team has any new injuries to report for this game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Navy, as the Midshipmen are getting 73% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points against Middle Tennessee State on Monday.