Navy vs. Army Prediction and Odds for College Football Week 15 (How to Bet Midshipmen vs. Black Knights Matchup)

Nov 10, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Navy Midshipmen fullback Mike Martin (34) runs for a first down
Nov 10, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Navy Midshipmen fullback Mike Martin (34) runs for a first down / Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Two great rivals in the Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights face off in their typical early December matchup on Saturday.

Navy and Army meet at at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a battle of two triple option-centric offenses. This is the 123rd meeting between the two teams with Navy taking home the last matchup, 17-13.

What can we expect when these two meet again?

Here are the odds:

Navy vs. Army Odds, Spread and Total

Navy vs. Army Betting Trends

  • Navy is 7-4 against the spread (ATS) this season
  • Army is 6-5 ATS this season
  • Army has gone OVER in 7 of 11 games
  • Navy has gone OVER in 6 of 11 games this season
  • Since 2010, only two games have been decided by more than a touchdown

Navy vs. Army Prediction and Pick

Both teams are going to know what's coming as they each run the same triple option offense, but the difference comes on the defensive side of the ball, where Navy bolsters a top 10 defense in terms of EPA/Rush, while Army is bottom 15 nationally.

The Midshipmen are the far less efficient offense, outside the top 100 in success rate while Army checks in 29th. However, with such familiarity between the two teams, I'm going to trust a strong defense over a strong offense to create favorable matchups.

With a comically low total of 33, scoring chances will be few and far between, so I'll side with Navy and the better defense to get the job done in this rivalry game.

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