In one of college football’s oldest rivalries, the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen will meet at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.
*Editor Note: See 2012 edition of Army Navy odds preview here.
Navy has won nine straight by double digits over Army and the Army Navy game odds reflect this as the Knights are favored by a touchdown. This year, both teams have struggled as Navy is just 4-7 SU and Army is just 3-8 SU.
Both teams are in the top four in the nation in rushing yards per game. Quarterback Kriss Proctor rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns in Navy’s 27-24 loss to San Jose State.
The Black Knights are 5-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Midshipmen are 6-5 ATS. Army is 6-5 against the total, while Navy is 6-5 versus the number and our college football picker has Navy winning by four points. [ Bet the Army Navy game at BetOnline and earn industry-leading bonuses and perks as a member ]
Betting Line: If you're siding with Army in this one, you'll find the Black Knights listed as 7-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly for the Army Navy total odds.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Midshipmen at No. 52 and the Black Knights at No. 48 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 29-25 result in favor of the Midshipmen.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Navy's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 29.9 PPG, against a Black Knights defense that ranks No. 74 this week at 28.4 PPG. The Midshipmen aerial game is averaging 92.4 yards per game, less than the Black Knights secondary allows through the air, 178.1 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Black Knights feature the league's No. 113-rated road run defense, allowing 245 yards per game. Navy, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Army was a 42-14 loser on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (56) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
Navy was a 27-24 loser in its last match on the road against San Jose State. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 51 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in December are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When an underdog on the road are 3-7
Navy Midshipmen Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When favored at home are 6-4
A few Black Knights at Midshipmen trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Army's last 5 games when playing Navy
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Army's last 6 games
Army is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Army is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Navy
Navy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Army
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Navy's last 5 games when playing Army
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Navy's last 6 games
Navy is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games