Free Armed Forces Bowl Prediction: Cougars vs. Black Knights Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Armed Forces Bowl
(8-4) Houston Cougars vs. Army Black Knights (9-2)
Date: Saturday, December 22nd 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Army -3
NCAA Betting Total: 67.5
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We have reached bowl season and on the 22nd it’s a Saturday full of good football. In this game it’s the Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth where the Houston Cougars and the Army Black Knights will face off.
The Cougars have won the last three games played between the two teams.
The Houston Cougars got off to a fast start to the season but they have really struggled to close out the season losing three of the last four games.
In their last game against the Memphis Tigers they put up 31 points but the defense really struggled giving up 52 points and that led to a bad loss.
All season the offense has been good averaging 46.4 points per game, but on the defensive side they have struggled giving up 34.4 points per game.
On offense, the Cougars are were led by D’Eriq King who has thrown for 2982 yards, 36 touchdowns and six touchdowns. In this game it’s going to take a good offensive effort from him.
He is out for the season though with a knee injury and the team will have Clayton Tune under center.
On the defensive side of the ball, they are going to need to find a way to slow down the Black Knights triple option attack.
Army Black Knights
On the other side of this matchup is the Army Black Knights who are having one of the better seasons in recent memory.
They come into this game having won seven games in a row and nine of their last ten. The only loss during that stretch was by seven points against Oklahoma.
For the Black Knights they run the triple option and try to lean on a strong defense. In each of the last three games they have given up 14 points or less.
In this game that strong defense is going to need to be good again. They held the Sooners to 28 points and it’s probably going to take a similar effort in this one.
If the defense struggles in this game they probably don’t have the offensive firepower to keep up.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- HOU are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games on grass.
- Over is 6-2 in HOU last 8 games in December.
- Over is 7-3 in HOU last 10 games as an underdog.
- Under is 13-3 in ARMY last 16 games in December.
- Under is 16-5 in ARMY last 21 neutral site games.
- Under is 10-4 in ARMY last 14 games on grass.
Free Armed Forces Bowl NCAA Football Pick
I think the Black Knights defense is good enough to keep this a low scoring affair and that will play to their advantage.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Black Knights -3
I think the Black Knights will win this game and cover the spread.
Armed Forces Bowl Free Score Prediction: Army 31 – Houston 24
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