Midshipmen Spartans Betting Preview for Week 5
San Jose State Spartans vs Navy Midshipmen Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Midshipmen host the Spartans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Week 5 action.
The Midshipmen sport records of 1-2 and 1-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Spartans sit at 3-1 and 4-0 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-1 for the Midshipmen and 2-1 for the Spartans.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Spartans in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Midshipmen sit at No. 59 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Spartans are at No. 41 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 40-17.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Navy's No. 110-ranked offense (19.3 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 46 at 21.8 PPG. The Midshipmen passing attack has averaged 141.7 yards per game, less than the Spartans give up through the air (207.2 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Spartans own the league's No. 78-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 213 yards per game when on the road. Navy, on the other hand, rates No. 15 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
San Jose State was a 38-34 winner in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (72) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Spartans were Week 4 winners, coming out on top of the Aztecs by a score of 38-34.
Navy was a 41-3 winner in its last match at home against VMI. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. In their last game, Navy got a 126-yard performance from Noah Copeland as a key part of its 41-3 win over VMI.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Navy Midshipmen Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Spartans at Midshipmen trends to consider:
San Jose State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Jose State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
San Jose State is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Navy is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
Navy is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Navy is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Navy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Jose State home to Utah State, Saturday, October 13
Navy at Air Force, Saturday, October 6