Navy Vs Army College Football Week 16 Betting OddsJosh Bailey
Navy vs. Army College Football Week 16 betting odds are out and is often the case, Army is a big underdog. Army is getting 15 points from Navy even though Navy is at 6 and 5 and Army is at a respectable 4 and 7.
Will Navy beat Army in what has turned out to be one of the most anticipated college football games of the season? Army versus Navy is as passionate as it gets. Expect the intensity to be high when the two teams battle each other on Saturday.
Matchup: Navy Midshipmen vs. Army Black Knights
When: Saturday, Dec. 13 at 3:00 pm ET
Betting Line: Navy -15
Analyzing The Navy Vs Army College Football Week 16 Betting Odds
Navy started out this season by losing 4 out of their first 6 games. The Midshipmen played respectably in a 17 to 34 loss to College Football Playoff participant Ohio State and beat Temple and Texas State before dropping 3 straight: 24 to 31 to Rutgers, 27 to 36 to Western Kentucky and 21 to 30 to Air Force.
Navy has bounced back big time since then. The only loss was a 39 to 49 game against Notre Dame in South Bend. Victories over Georgia Southern, South Alabama and San Jose State has Navy looking good going into their yearly matchup with Army. The Midshipmen are averaging 445.5 yards and 34.5 points per game.
Defensively, Navy has been okay but not great this season
The defense allows 30 points and 426 yards per game. Whatever defensive issues that Navy has may not be good enough to keep Army in this contest, though. Army’s offense hasn’t been nearly as effective with the rushing attack this season as it has been in past seasons. The Black Knights are only rushing for 305.3 yards per game. Since the team passes for only 64.5 yards, defenses have been able to stack the line of scrimmage and dare the Black Nights to throw the ball.
More often than not it hasn’t gone Army’s way as evidenced by the 24 to 52 loss to Western Kentucky. Army did upset Connecticut on the road two games back, though, in a 35 to 21 victory.
When it comes to the trends, it’s all about Navy in this matchup. The Midshipmen are 6 and 1 against the spread in their last 7 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. Navy is also 8 and 2 ATS in their last 10 following a straight up win and they’re 15 and 7 ATS in their last 22 games after accumulating less than 170 passing yards in their previous game.
Army is a dreadful 2 and 8 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. The Black Knights are also 6 and 23 against the spread in their last 29 games following a bye week and they’re 15 and 36 in their last 51 games following a straight up win.
Last season, Navy beat Army 34 to 7. Based on the trends, and the fact that Navy is just the better team, this season’s Army vs. Navy game should look eerily similar to last season’s. The Midshipmen should roll.