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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Navy Midshipmen Underdogs vs Cougars at Houston

Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Houston Cougars host the Navy Midshipmen at TDECU Stadium in Week 13 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -6.5 for the Houston Cougars . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

A 37-31 result in favor of the Cougars was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Navy Midshipmen vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars currently sport a record of 6-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5 ATS. The Navy Midshipmen are 6-4 and 6-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Houston Cougars post a 2-8 over under record this season, while the Navy Midshipmen have gone 4-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Navy injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 47 (Houston Cougars) and the No. 72 (Navy Midshipmen) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 65-ranked offense, averaging 28.8 PPG, against a Navy defense that ranks No. 86 this week at 29.7 PPG. The Houston aerial game is averaging 259 yards per game, more than the Navy Midshipmen secondary allows through the air, 236.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Navy Midshipmen own the league's No. 24-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130.8 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 62 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Midshipmen suffered a Week 12 loss against Notre Dame in their last game, falling 24-17 at Notre Dame Stadium.

D'Eriq King ran through the Tulane defense for 141 yards in Houston's last game, but the Cougars still lost a 20-17 decision at Yulman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Navy is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Navy is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Navy's last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games
  • Houston is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Navy home to Army, Saturday, December 9th