Armed Forces Bowl Prediction
Houston vs Army

Betting News

When: Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Amon Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Radio: Houston / Army
Live Stream: WatchESPN
2018 Armed Forces Bowl Odds: Army -3.5 / Total: 60
Partly Cloudy: 17°C/62°F
Humidity: 40%
Precipitation: 0%
Wind: 10 mph NW
Cloud Cover: 43%
Type of Stadium: Open

Houston vs Army 2018 Armed Forces Bowl Betting Trends

  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Army
  • Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games
  • Army is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Army is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Houston Betting Preview

Why should you consider betting on the Cougars in this season-ending affair? The best reason would be because the Cougars have the superior offense in this matchup and one of the best in the nation actually. An even better reason might be because they’re completely and utterly desperate after losing three of their last four games including their embarrassing 52-31 smackdown loss against Memphis on Nov. 23. This season, quarterback D’Eriq King completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 2,892 yards with 36 touchdowns and only six interceptions. The Cougars average a stupendous 46.4 points per game to rank fourth nationally in scoring while allowing 34.4 points per contest defensively (107th).

Team Statistics


  • Average Score For: 46.42
  • Total Yards: 528.75
  • Pass Yards: 300.92
  • Rush Yards: 227.83


  • Average Score Against: 34.42
  • Total Yards: 488.50
  • Pass Yards: 291.42

 Army Betting Preview

Why should you consider betting on the Black Knights in this contest? The best reason to back Army is because they have an elite defense that has consistently shut down the opposition this season, although Army’s schedule isn’t exactly what I’d call a Murderer’s Row. Another great reason to back the Black Knights is because they have a ton of momentum coming into this contest riding the wave of an impressive eight-game winning streak. Army finished off the regular season with a hard-fought 17-10 victory against arch rival Navy to finish off their stupendous double-digit winning regular season.Led by the nation’s second ranked rushing attack (296.2 ypg), the Black Knights average 29.7 points per game (60th) while limiting the opposition to just 18.0 points per contest defensively to rank 13th nationally in points allowed. Darnell Woolfolk rushed for a team-high 885 yards while Kelvin Hopkins Jr. added 852 rushing yards and four other ball-carries also finished between 271-320 rushing yards.

Team Statistics


  • Average Score For: 26.97
  • Total Yards: 375.92
  • Pass Yards: 79.67
  • Rush Yards: 296.25


  • Average Score Against: 18
  • Total Yards: 293.50
  • Pass Yards: 185.33
  • Rush Yards: 108.17

Expert Prediction for Houston vs Army

The Black Knights are 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.

2018 Armed Forces Bowl Pick: 
Army 35 – Houston 23