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Navy vs Army Odds: Football Betting Favors Midshipmen Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Bach   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 22:50

With only one game on the NCAA football schedule for this weekend, one of the most storied rivalries will take center stage when the Navy Midshipmen (7-4) take on the Army Black Knights (2-9) from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday with a scheduled kick-off on CBS for 3:00pm EST. Navy vs Army odds at Vegas sportsbooks have listed the Midshipmen as touchdown (-7) favorites against the Black Knights while the over/under total has been posted at 56.5. The college football betting moneyline also favors the Midshipmen laying -280 while a surprising win by the Black Knights would pay-out +240 on a $100 wager.

Although the Army Black Knights rank 1st in FBS standings for averaging 369.8-rushing yards per game, the squad has only been able to convert the running game into two wins for the season and will be in jeopardy of losing their 3rd straight on Saturday. Army is coming off a loss at then #23 Rutgers and a 32-63 loss to Temple failing to cover the 3.5-point spread as home favorites in football odds going 3-4 ATS for the year. The Black Knight's offense was shut out in the first quarter against the Owls while the defense allowed a minimum of two touchdowns for each quarter. QB Trent Steelman had an unproductive day through the air going 3/7 for 70-yards but used his feet to pick up the slack rushing for 139-yards with 3-touchdowns in the loss to Temple. RB Larry Dixon also pounded the Owls defensive line on 9-carries for 106-yards while WR's Chevaughn Lawrence and Ejay Tucker both only had 1-reception on the day combining for only 65-yards. College football betting has the Black Knights as underdogs since recently going 2-13 SU, 1-5 ATS and 0-10 SU in the head to head series.

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The Navy Midshipmen had a rocky start to the season going 1-3 but managed to bounce back with five straight wins to keep their bowl hopes alive. Navy fell at Troy before handling Texas St last week to earn a meeting with Arizona State in the Hunger Bowl on December 29th. The Midshipmen held the Bobcats scoreless in the first half and held on for a 21-10 victory but failed to cover the 13-point spread to go 3-7 ATS for the season. QB Keenan Reynolds threw a dismal 35-yards in the win against Texas St while RB's Noah Copeland and Gee Gee Greene had 17-carries for 110-yards with 2-touchdowns and 14-carries for 71-yards and a score respectively. Greene also led the team in receiving with 38-yards as the one sided offense ranks 6th (IA Independents) for rushing with an average of 285.5-yards per game but are terrible in the air ranking 121st with an average of just 108.6-yards per game. College football betting favors the Midshipmen in Navy vs Army odds for Saturday's game on CBS since recently going 6-1 SU and 5-0 in their last five against the Black Knights but it is important to note the squad as also gone 1-4 ATS in their last 5-games.

Navy vs Army Odds (from Sportsbook)
Football Betting: Midshipmen -7
Over/Under Total: 56.5
Moneyline: Navy -280 | Army +240

Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2012 13:16