Army vs Navy College Football Pick
12-09-17 Score Prediction
When: 3:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 9, 2017
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: 3 p.m. ET, CBS.
Betting Line: Navy -3
Army vs Navy Betting Preview
Army can claim its first Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy since 1996 when it meets Navy for the 118th time Saturday at Philadelphia. The Black Knights, who have passed only 60 times this season, are going against a Midshipmen team who have passed only 99 times this season. Army (368.1 rushing yards per game) and Navy (347.5) boast the top ground attacks in the nation. Army prevailed 21-17 last season in Baltimore on Bradshaw’s 9-yard touchdown run with 6:42 remaining
Army Black Knights (8-3):
Bradshaw set the school record for rushing yards in a season with 1,472 and he can surpass Navy’s Napoleon McCallum (1,583 in 1983) for the most among service academy teams. The Black Knights’ 43 TDs on the ground are three shy of the school record set last season. Sophomore running back Kell Walker (553 yards, six TDs) and junior running back Andy Davidson (517 yards, four TDs) are also going to get plenty of touches is a game where passing will be rare.
Navy Midshipmen (6-5):
Abey (1,322 yards, 14 touchdowns), who sustained a concussion and a shoulder injury against Temple on Nov. 2 and missed the SMU game Nov. 11, was held to 180 rushing yards and one touchdown over his last three games. Sophomore running back Malcolm Perry (818 yards, eight TDs) filled in at quarterback and rushed for 282 yards in the 43-40 victory over SMU before missing the 24-17 loss at Notre Dame on Nov. 18 with an ankle injury and rushing for 82 yards in a 24-14 setback at Houston on Nov. 24.
Army vs Navy Betting Trends
Army Black Knights
Army is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Army’s last 7 games
Army is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Navy
Army is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing Navy
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Army’s last 5 games when playing Navy
Navy is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Navy’s last 6 games
Navy is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Army
Navy is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Army
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Navy’s last 5 games when playing Army
Army vs Navy Betting Prediction
Army won last years game and both teams have had very good seasons. This game features the best two running attacks in the country. However, if a little passing is needed then Navy has the advantage. The Navy injuries earlier in the season made for a bit of a down year but they are healthy enough to get revenge for last years game. I don’t expect a lot of scoring but I do have Navy scoring enough to cover the spread.