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Army Has Not Recorded Back-to-Back Wins vs Navy Since 1996

Army finally put 14 years of futility behind them when they defeated Navy last season but now the Black Knights are looking for more. Army has not won consecutive games in this rivalry since rattling off five consecutive victories between 1992 and 1996 – since then, Navy has won 17 of the 20 matchups.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in Army’s last 11 games against Navy.
  • Army is 3-0 ATS in its last 3 games against Navy.
  • Navy was held to just 201 yards of offense with 3 turnovers vs Army last season.

It was not an easy victory last season, as Army looked as though they were going to choke away the victory in their biggest game of the season. The Black Knights opened a 14-0 lead at halftime only to allow the Midshipmen to rattle off 17 unanswered points. The rushing attack quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw ultimately scored the game-winning touchdown with 6:00 left.

Bradshaw is back again this season running the flexbone offense, as the senior leads the team with 1,472 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. The owners of the No. 1 rushing attack in the nation, Army wins games by pounding the rock and controlling the time of possession. And though the defense has not always been stretched too thin thanks to this approach, the Black Knights are still capitalizing and allowing just 21.6 ppg.

After two years of dominating the AAC, Navy had themselves a down year with a 4-4 conference record. The Midshipmen opened the season strong but have dropped five of their past six as their offense largely stalled out – scoring just 26 ppg compared to 37.2 through their first five. Of course, the offensive system is very similar to their rivals, as their option-heavy scheme relies on quarterback Zach Abey to make smart decisions with the football.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Navy Midshipmen as 3.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for OVER/UNDER updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 32-28 win for the Black Knights. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Army Black Knights vs Navy Midshipmen Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Navy battles the Army Black Knights, currently with a 8-3 mark (5-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 4-7 for the Midshipmen and 6-5 for the Army Black Knights. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Navy vs Army injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 83-rated Midshipmen and the No. 69-rated Black Knights in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Navy Midshipmen's No. 50-ranked offense (30.36 PPG) against a Army Black Knights defense that ranks No. 30 at 21.64 PPG. The Midshipmen passing attack has averaged 91.18 yards per game, less than the Black Knights give up through the air (206.45 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Black Knights feature the league's No. 76-rated road run defense, allowing 184.2 yards per game. Navy, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.

In their last game, the Midshipmen were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 24-14 score against Houston.

Betting Trends
  • 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
  • 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

Next Betting Matchups

Army home to San Diego State, Saturday, December 23
Navy home to Virginia, Thursday, December 28

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