Free Week 15 Prediction: Midshipmen vs Black Knights Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 15
(3-9) Navy Midshipmen vs. Army Black Knights (9-2)
Date: Saturday, December 8th 2018
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Army -7
NCAA Betting Total: 42
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It’s officially that time of year again, time for the one game every year that nobody cares about, yet everybody cares about all the same. It’s time for the annual Army Navy game. This year it comes to you on December 8th live from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Navy is coming off a one point loss to Tulane last game, while the Black Knights beat Colgate 28-14. Army has been awarded an invitation to the Armed Forces Bowl to play against Houston on December, 22nd, but for Navy, this will be the last hurrah for them in the 2018 campaign.
Navy really has had a rough year, and with only one win in their last five games, they look to get one back in the win column here on Saturday, but that is going to be a very tall order against this very good Army football team. Army has won the last two meetings, snapping a three game win streak for Navy.
The Midshipmen have given up 29 or more points in six straight games, and nine of 12 games overall, that is not a good stat when you’re about to face a Black Knights team that is averaging just under 35 points a contest. The defense will definitely need to step up their game to slow down Army’s attack if they want to allow their offense to keep them in the game.
Navy had a decent 321 total yards in their last game against Tulane, 204 of those coming through the air, but their ground attack will need to be priority number one against Army. They controlled the clock last game and it almost worked, if they can sustain a ground game, and keep wearing down the Black Knights defense, maybe, just maybe, they can pull off the upset.
Army Black Knights
Army comes into this game riding pretty high, winners of seven games in a row, they will look to make it eight before they play against the high powered offense of Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl. The last time the Black Knights lost a game was all the way back on September 22nd, when they lost in overtime to the College Football Playoff bound Oklahoma Sooners 28-21. Their only other loss on the year came on October 31st at Duke.
The Black Knights offense has been pretty good this year, averaging 34.9 points per game, but their defense is really the story behind their impressive 2018 record, averaging 18.7 points against them this year. Army never shut anybody out this year, but they held their opponents under 20 points in six of their eleven games, and there’s a good chance for them to hold Navy to under 20 points as well.
In their last game against Colgate, Army ran the ball for 261 yards on 59 carries. I would expect to see much of the same here against Navy. When you can run the ball down someone’s throat and eat up a ton of game clock, you will win the game nine times out of 10, especially against a much weaker opponent like Navy.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Navy leads the all time head to head 60-51-7.
- Navy is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. Army.
- Total has gone OVER in 5 0f Army’s last 7 games.
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Army really should control every aspect of this game, as they are the better team on paper, but it’s a funny thing about Independents in college football, it’s tough to schedule a truly competitive schedule. Not taking anything away from Army here, but if they played in a conference, their record would be a bit more impressive I think.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Army -7. Free ATS or O/U final score pick provided below!
Navy will struggle in almost every aspect of this game, except pride. This is their game. They have lost two in a row now, but look for them to try and make it a competitive game, though I still think they will come up a bit short in this one.
Take Army to win this game and to cover the spread. Take the over while you’re at it as well.
Week 15 Free Score Prediction: Army 37 – Navy 21
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