As college football fans, we are always eager to place some wagers on classic conference or state rivalries. Most of these annual meetings have betting trends to give us an edge. One of these examples is often overlooked... but not anymore! Today, we're giving you some helpful tips on how to bet service academy games.
which service academy schools compete in division 1?
Sure, national championship or CFP implications are never on the line, but these battles are rich in historical meetings and traditions. Currently it is the Air Force Falcons, Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen that compete each season for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.
what is the commander-in-chief's trophy?
The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy is a seasonal award given to the winner of the service academy series. As of 2023, Air Force brags with 21 titles, including being the most recent victors. Navy follows with 16 and Army has snagged nine.
That’ll do it. Air Force has the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy for the first time since 2016. pic.twitter.com/M5LyFcGRfn— Brent Briggeman (@BrentBriggeman) November 5, 2022
service academy games football records
|School||Vs Army||Vs Air Force||Vs Navy|
|Army||N/A||7-13 SU, 9-11 ATS||5-14 SU, 10-9 ATS|
|Air Force||13-7 SU, 11-9 ATS||N/A||9-10 SU, 7-10-2 ATS|
|Navy||14-5 SU, 9-10 ATS||10-9 SU, 10-7-2 ATS||N/A|
Over the last two decades, the Midshipmen have been the most dominant of the trio, holding a winning record outright and against the spread against each school. Navy has taken the service academy series in 10 of the last 20 seasons.
College Football Service Academy Game Betting Trends
Now's the time we let you in on the trend you need to know! Since 2005, service academy games are 45-10-2 in favor of the UNDER. In the last three outings for each matchup, all but one game went UNDER with the total hovering no higher than 40.5-points.
Don't believe us? Take a look at these scores:
|Year||Army-Navy||Army-Air Force||Navy-Air Force|
|2022||20-17 (OVER)||13-7 (UNDER)||17-6 (UNDER)|
|2021||17-13 (UNDER)||21-14 (UNDER)||10-13 (UNDER)|
|2020||15-0 (UNDER)||10-7 (UNDER)||23-3 (UNDER)|
|2019||31-7 (UNDER)||17-13 (UNDER)||40-7 (PUSH)|
|2018||17-10 (UNDER)||17-14 (UNDER)||34-25 (OVER)|
|2017||14-13 (UNDER)||21-0 (UNDER)||35-7 (UNDER)|
|2016||21-17 (UNDER)||31-12 (UNDER)||48-25 (OVER)|
|2015||21-17 (UNDER)||20-3 (UNDER)||28-14 (UNDER)|
|2014||17-10 (UNDER)||23-6 (UNDER)||33-11 (UNDER)|
|2013||34-7 (UNDER)||42-28 (OVER)||30-21 (UNDER)|
When Are The Service Academy Games In College Football?
Now, you've got the tools to make your bets so the only thing left to do is figure out when to place them. The good news is that the service academy games are typically played around the same time every season.
The Navy-Air Force game is always first, kicking off on the first Saturday in October. Then, the Army-Air Force game follows on the first Saturday in November. Lastly, the Army-Navy outing will round us off on the second Saturday in December.
2023 service academy games, odds & results
|Matchup||Point Spread Odds||Moneyline||Totals||Score|
|Navy vs Air Force||Falcons -10.5 (PUSH)||Falcons -435, Midshipmen +330||34.0 (UNDER)||17-6 Falcons|
|Army vs Air Force||Falcons -18.0 (L)||Falcons -1200, Black Knights +700||32.0 (UNDER)||23-3 Black Knights|
|Army vs Navy||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|