Army vs. Navy 2022 NCAAF Betting & Odds

Army vs. Navy | 2022 NCAAF Betting & Odds

Written by on December 9, 2022

You thought the 2022 college football regular season was over? Not quite as it concludes per usual with the history Army-Navy game, which is Saturday from Philadelphia. You may want to consider betting under the total despite it being a miniscule 32.5 as the under has hit in 16 straight Army-Navy games.

How to Bet Army vs. Navy NCAA Football Odds & TV Info

  • When: Saturday, 3 PM ET
  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
  • TV: CBS
  • Stream:, CBS Sports App
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  • Opening NCAAF Lines: Navy -2.5 (32.5)

Last Season

Navy beat Army 17-13. Quarterback Tai Lavatai ran for two touchdowns and Navy’s defense limited Army to 57-second-half yards and a season-low 232 overall in a game played at the Meadowlands to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Navy defense made the big play at the end, stopping Army quarterback Christian Anderson a yard short at the Navy 46 on fourth down with 91 seconds left. Navy leads the all-time series against Army 62-53-7, is 45-40-4 against Army in Philadelphia and 11-2 against the Black Knights at Lincoln Financial Field. Overall, Navy has won 18 of the last 23 contests against Army, including 2 of the last 3.

Why Bet on Army?

Army last played on Nov. 26 and trounced UMass 44-7. Army QB Tyhier Tyler rushed for three touchdowns and 101 yards in the first half. Tyler punched in scores from 27, 4, and 1-yard out to pace the Black Knights offense. Tyler now has 12 TDs on the season and became the first Army QB with 10+ rushing TDs since Kelvin Hopkins Jr totaled 17 in 2018. Army scored 44 unanswered points in the game following UMass’s opening drive touchdown. Army finished just shy of 400 yards of total offense, netting 396 yards with 329 of them on the ground.

Tyler and RB Jakobi Buchanan each have 24 career rushing TDs, which are tied for No. 10 on Army’s all-time TDs list with Kelvin Hopkins (2016-19) and Gil Stephenson (1948-50). Army has 11 players with at least 100 rushing yards this season. No team has achieved this since 2015, when both Army and Air Force had 11 players rush for 100+ yards. Army is averaging 304.4 rushing yards per game, second best in the country. Army has totaled 37 rushing TDs this season, ranking T-3rd in the nation.

LB Leo Lowin needs 16 tackles to reach the 100 mark for the season. He would be the first Army defender to go over 100 tackles since Cole Christiansen in 2019. Pass-rusher Andre Carter now has 20.0 career sacks, second most in Army history behind Josh McNary’s 28.0 (2007-10).

If Army pulls off the win against Navy, it will finish the regular season with three straight wins to reach 6-6. However, that’s not enough to earn bowl eligibility for the Knights, as two of their wins came against FCS opponents, and only one is counted toward the six wins needed for bowl eligibility.

Why Bet on Navy?

Navy (4-7) last played on Nov. 19 and upset No. 20 UCF 17-14. Sophomore fullback Daba Fonfana rushed for 114 yards, while senior striker John Marshall recorded a school record four sacks. Navy won the game without completing a pass. Navy dominated possession of the ball and gained 248 yards, all on the ground. Xavier Arline threw incomplete on the team’s only passing attempt.

The story of the 2022 Mids goes deeper than their 4-7 record. This year’s team, with only four seniors in the starting lineup, appears positioned to lead Navy football back to relatively normal times – back to the sustained success that has mostly marked the program’s last two decades. The Mids began this season with 25 seniors, down nearly 40 from the group that spent plebe summer together in 2019. Navy had little choice but to lean more heavily and unusually on its youth. Navy starts a combined 4 seniors on offense and defense, a mark that is tied with Cal, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and Temple for the third fewest in the country.

Navy’s 11 opponents this year are a combined 71-50 (.587), which is the 26th-toughest schedule in the country based on opponent winning percentage (does not include games against Navy). Navy faced 8 teams headed to a bowl.

The Navy defense ranks 4th in the country against the run, giving up just 85.6 rushing yards per game. Navy has given up just 6 rushing touchdowns which is tied for the 3rd fewest in the country. The Mids are holding their opponents to 3.1 yards per carry which ranks 7th nationally. Navy has held the opposition to under 100 yards rushing in 7 games, including in each of the last 4.

The Commander-in-Chief’s trophy is given to the winner of the round-robin competition between Army, Navy, and Air Force every season, but this game will have no impact on the winner. Air Force beat Navy 13-10 and Army 13-7, clinching the trophy for the first time since 2016. Army had won or retained the trophy four times in the previous five seasons, with Navy taking it in 2019.

With 10 wins, Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo is the winningest coach in the history of the Army-Navy game

Game Trends

  • Midshipmen are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
  • Midshipmen are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week.
  • Midshipmen are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
  • Midshipmen are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
  • Black Knights are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games in December.
  • Black Knights are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games.

Expert Prediction

  • Navy 20, Army 17

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