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Navy Aims to Make it 15 Wins in a Row vs Army

The selection committee was pleased to see Navy get taken out by Temple in the AAC championship game because if Navy had won, it would have thrown an enormous wrench into the bowl selection process. Luckily, that did not happen and the annual Army/Navy game now has no implications for bowl season.

SHARK BITES
  • Navy has won 14 straight games against Army but the last 2 games have been close.
  • Navy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games against Army.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Army's last 9 games against teams with winning records.

Army has not enjoyed a ton of success in recent history against the Midshipmen and has not earned a win in this matchup since 2001. That said, Army (6-5) just had its best season since 1996 and may actually have a shot in this game against a Navy team that is coming off an absolute thrashing at the hands of Temple in the AAC championship and that lost its two most effective offensive players (Will Worth and Toneo Gulley) in the process.

Neither of these teams will be confused for the Air Force in this one as their commitment to the ground game is impressive. Navy’s triple-option offense was stuffed by the Owls last week but should be much more effective against a Black Knights’ defense that has given up over 200 rushing yards in three of its last five games.

Navy’s 34-10 loss to Temple was its first in five games and marked the first time in those five games that the Midshipmen didn’t score more points than they did the week before.

The Midshipmen are pretty large favorites in this one and I think the line makes sense. These games have been very close and low-scoring of late so you can probably go ahead and take the UNDER – depending on the line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Navy Midshipmen were sitting as -11.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 33-30 win for the Midshipmen. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Army Black Knights vs Navy Midshipmen Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Navy bring a 9-3 record (7-4-1 ATS) to the Week 15 betting matchup against the 6-5 Army Black Knights, who are 6-5 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Navy go 8-4 so far and the Black Knights go 4-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Navy vs Army injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 40-rated Navy Midshipmen and the No. 77-ranked Army Black Knights, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Navy Midshipmen No. 18-ranked offense (39.08 PPG) against a Army Black Knights defense that ranks No. 14 at 19.09 PPG. The Navy Midshipmen passing attack has averaged 128.83 yards per game, less than the Army Black Knights give up through the air (164.55 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Army Black Knights feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 133.67 yards per game. Navy, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.

Betting Trends
  • Army is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Army's last 13 games
  • Army is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Navy
  • Army is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Navy
  • Navy is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Navy's last 8 games
  • Navy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Army
  • Navy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Army

Next Betting Matchups

Army at North Texas, Tuesday, December 27th
Navy home to LA Tech, Friday, December 23rd

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