The Navy Midshipmen are favored to defeat the Army Black Knights against the College Football point-spread for the 15th consecutive time, but multiple injuries and short prep time give Army a chance. Kick-off is this Saturday, December 10th at 3:00 PM ET on CBS from the 71,008 capacity M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
How To Bet Navy Midshipmen Vs Army Black Knights
What: No. 25 Navy Midshipmen (9-3) vs Army Black Knights (6-5)
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM ET
Where: Baltimore, MD
Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium
Spread: Navy -6
Moneyline: Navy -240 at Army +200
Game Total: 48
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Navy vs Army
Why Bet College Football Point-spread on Navy Midshipmen To Beat The Black Knights
Navy may have lost the American Athletic Conference Championship to Temple last week, but this has been a successful year that they plan on putting a button on by winning the most important game of the season.
The Midshipmen’s year has been marked by cleat marks all over their opponents as they established the No. 3 rushing offense averaging 327.5 yards a game. Navy has been able to use that strength in wearing down opponents over the game and plan to use that along with the confidence coming with 14 wins in a row against Army.
Why Bet College Football Point-spread on Army Black Knights To Beat The Midshipmen
After having 3 weeks to rest, heal and prepare for Navy, the Black Knights are coming in confident they will end this 14-year losing streak and start a winning streak of their own.
DEFENSE is the difference between these 2 teams and the ultimate reason Army will end this recurrent 14-year failure. The Black Knights have given up less than 290.0 yards a game which ranks as the 5th best in the FBS standings. The Midshipmen are opening up the field for 435.7 yards a game to their opponents which ranks 86th and just doesn’t seem to hold water in this most important game.
The key to Army submerging their Navy counterparts is to stop their impressive rushing offense, and the Black Knights have exactly that skill possessing the No. 19 ranked rushing defense allowing 124.4 yards a game this year. That will put a major dent in the Midshipmen’s plans to run over them. The Black Knights are also 5th in passing defense and overall defense in the FBS standings.
Navy Vs Army Final Score Prediction
In an epic game like the Army-Navy football event every year, it is hard to gauge the emotional factor tied into it since it is the biggest game of the year for every player on both teams. For this reason, I have to go with which of these teams has the ability to be more physical on both sides of the ball.
As strong as Navy has looked this year, the fact that they have had to go to their 3rd string quarterback and lost other important players because of injuries hurts them too much. The Midshipmen don’t have much of a defense while Army has one of the best defenses in the entire college football.
I am predicting an upset straight up by the Army Black Knights which I would suggest you take advantage of with online sportsbook betting!