Army vs. Navy Prediction
Can No. 23 Navy get control of their rivalry with Army once again when the two meet up today at 3PM ET in their annual contest?
Game Snapshot & Odds
303 Army vs. 304 Navy
Saturday, December 14, 2019
3PM ET – Lincoln Financial Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Navy is the favorite in this game, as the Midshipmen are getting odds of -10.5 points against Army. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 40.5 points. The public betting currently has 58 percent going on Navy as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Navy having a great year
Navy has won its last two games over SMU and Houston to get back into the top 25 rankings. The Midshipmen come into this weekend’s game with a 9-2 record overall, a 3-2 mark on the road, an 8-3 record against the spread and a 7-4 record with the over.
The Midshipmen have a very strong offense that is putting up 39.3 points and 464.4 yards per game. Their rushing attack is averaging 360.8 yards per game. Defensively, Navy is allowing just 24.2 points and 342.4 yards per contest. Malcolm Perry is leading the offense with 1,500 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns while throwing for 1,027 yards and six scores. Jamale Carothers has 637 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns while Nelson Smith has rushed for 557 yards and seven scores. Jacob Springer is leading the defense with 58 tackles and seven sacks.
Army coming off loss
Army is coming off a 52-31 loss at Hawaii two weeks ago to snap a two-game win streak. The loss also snapped a three-game cover streak. The Black Knights are 5-7 on the season, 1-5 away from home, 5-7 against the spread and 5-5-1 with the over/under total.
The Knights have had a strong defense this year, allowing just 22.3 points and 337.8 yards per game. Offensively, Army is averaging 30.3 points and 398.4 yards per game. Their rushing attack puts up 311.7 yards per contest. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. is leading the team with 706 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while also passing for 570 yards and four scores. Connor Slomka has added 637 rushing yards and eight touchdowns while Sandon McCoy has 555 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Cole Christiansen is leading the defense with 103 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
The Midshipmen are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last five against a losing team.
The Black Knights are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games on grass, but just 12-27-1 ATS in their last 40 games following a bye week.
Army has been able to win the last three in this series and the Black Knights managed to keep things close for many years before that. Army is 7-2-1 against the spread in the last 10 games of this series and only two of the last 10 have been decided by 10 points or more. These two play similar styles and know how to defend one another. Navy certainly looks to be the better team, but will it have enough to dominate this game? Army has only lost one game by double digits all season. The Knights are going to play with a lot of pride and fight in this game. Despite the poor record, Army is better than what that shows. I think they give Navy a game today. History says this game will be low-scoring and close.
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