Black Knights host Wildcats in Week 3 action
Northwestern Wildcats vs Army Black Knights Odds
Michie Stadium features a battle between the host Army Black Knights and the visiting Northwestern Wildcats in betting action Saturday.
The Black Knights are 0-2 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 2-0 and 1-1 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Army go 1-1 and the Wildcats go 1-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Black Knights, currently No. 31 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Wildcats, who rate No. 97 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 42-15 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Army's #88-ranked offense, averaging 23 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks #43 this week at 19 PPG. The Black Knights aerial game is averaging 74.5 yards per game, less than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 280 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's #13-rated road run defense, allowing 104 yards per game. Army, meanwhile, ranks #2 in rushing offense at home.
Northwestern was a 42-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Illinois. They failed to cover the 32–point spread as favorites, while the total score (63) made winners of OVER bettors.
Army lost its last outing, a 23-20 result against San Diego State on September 10. Army covered in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Black Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Northwestern's last 23 games on the road
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Army's last 5 games
Army is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Army is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Northwestern at Illinois, Saturday, October 1
Army at Ball State, Saturday, September 24