Army Black Knights Vs Navy Midshipmen Week 15 Line & Free Pick
After snapping a lengthy, 14-game losing streak in their annual series a year ago, the Army Black Knights will look to record their second straight win over the Navy Midshipmen when they square off in the 2017 version of their annual meeting on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. The storied rivalry will will get underway in the City of Brotherly Love at 3:00 PM ET while airing live on CBS.
The Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the betting line at -3 in favor of Navy over Army. The over/under is 46. Now, let’s find out who you should bet on in the lone Week 15 college football tilt.
Army Vs Navy Line & Free Pick
Army Black Knights (8-3) at Navy Midshipmen (6-5)
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM ET
When: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Stream: CBS Sports
NCAAF Odds: Navy -3
Army had their six-game winning streak snapped in their narrow 53-49 loss against North Texas the last time they took the field back on Nov. 18 while failing to cover the spread as a 2-point road dog in this contest, but even in defeat, the Black Knights looked fantastic in putting 49 points on the board. Army has scored 28 points or more in five of their last seven games while also limiting three of their last seven opponents to 16 points or less. Army also has the most powerful rushing attacks in the nation this season as they average a jaw-dropping 368.0 yards per game on the ground this season. The Black Knights average 31.2 points per contest this season (43rd) and limit the opposition to just 21.6 points per game defensively (30th).
Navy comes into this matchup struggling mightily, having lost two straight and five of their last six games. The Midshipmen are coming off a humbling 24-12 loss to Houston in their last contest on Nov. 24 and have given up at least 24 points in each of their last six games while allowing 30 points or more four times. The good news is that Navy ranks second to Army in rushing by averaging 347.5 yards per game on the ground. The Midshipmen average 30.4 points per game (50th) but allow 29.2 points per contest defensively (85th).
The Black Knights are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in December and 2-1 ATS in their last three games coming into this contest while Navy has gone 2-3-2 ATS in their last six games. With the Underdog in this long rivalry going 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings – and Army being the better team this season – I say back the Black Knights as a 3-point underdog to win outright to cover the chalk!
Pick: Army +3