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College Football Betting Preview: Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen

December 9, 2023


Arguably the best rivalry in college football will take place on Saturday in week 15 of the college football season when the Army Black Knights travel to Foxborough, Massachusetts to face the Navy Midshipmen at Gillette Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 3:00 PM ET and will air nationally on CBS.

The Army Black Knights enter this game with a record of 5-6 and are on a three-game winning streak following a 28-21 win on the road against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Black Knights have had one of the better-scoring defenses this season as they have allowed an average of 22 points per game, however, they have been one of the lowest-scoring teams in college football as they are averaging 20.82 which is the 22nd lowest average in college football this season. However, they feature one of the best rushing offenses in the nation as they are averaging 209.36 rushing yards per game which ranks 9th in college football. The Black Knights will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they face the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday afternoon.

Navy enters this game with a record of 5-6 which puts them in 5th place in the American Athletic Conference, however, they saw their two-game winning streak come to an end with a 14-59 loss on the road against the SMU Mustangs. The Midshipmen have been one of the worst scoring teams in college football this season as they are averaging 18.27 points per game which is the 12th fewest points per game, however, the team is built around the running game and they are averaging the 13th most rushing yards per game with an average of 200.45 rushing yards per game. Alex Tecza has played a pivotal role in the success their rushing offense has had this season as Tecza leads the team in rushing with 724 rushing yards and five touchdowns. The Midshipmen will look to bounce back following their loss against the SMU Mustangs when they play the Army Black Knights in week 15 of the college football season.

BookMaker has the Army Black Knights listed as 2.5-point favorites against the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday afternoon in week 15 of the college football season. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Army has won two of the last three meetings. The Black Knights are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Army Black Knights are 4-6-1 ATS overall and 1-4 ATS as a favorite this season while the Navy Midshipmen are 4-7 ATS overall and 2-3 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Both teams enter this game with identical records of 5-6 while Army has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three matchups. The Black Knights are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Army Black Knights when they face the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Army Black Knights -2