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Midshipmen host Jaguars in Week 12 action

South Alabama JaguarsNavy Midshipmen
3-5November 16, 2013, 03:30 | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium5-4

The visiting Jaguars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium against the Midshipmen.

The Midshipmen are 5-4 so far on the season, and 6-3 ATS vs. the number. The Jaguars, meanwhile, are 3-5 and 5-3 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Navy go 4-5 and the Jaguars go 4-3-1 on the totals.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs Navy Midshipmen Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Jaguars in this one found them as 9.5-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.

The Midshipmen sit at No. 83 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Jaguars are at No. 74 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Midshipmen will win this game 31-28.

In their last action, South Alabama was a 17-16 loser at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Keenan Reynolds went over the 100-yard mark (226) in his team's latest effort as Navy defeated Hawaii by a score of 42-28 on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Navy's No. 52-ranked offense, averaging 30.89 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 73 this week at 27.62 PPG. The Midshipmen aerial game is averaging 97.11 yards per game, less than the Jaguars secondary allows through the air, 232.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Jaguars feature the league's No. 61-rated road run defense, allowing 171.5 yards per game. Navy, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

A few Jaguars at Midshipmen trends to consider:
South Alabama is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
South Alabama is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
South Alabama is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
South Alabama is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Navy is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Navy is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Navy is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Navy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
South Alabama at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, November 23rd
Navy at San Jose State, Friday, November 22nd