I’ve been studying the ‘total’ for the Army-Navy Game odds for quite some time, and I’m ready to make my Army-Navy Game picks for the clash between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights. The Army vs. Navy kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field, and I’m going to show you which way to bet on college football to make your CFB pick on for this great game.
2012 Army-Navy Game
Army Black Knights (2-9, 3-8 ATS) +7
Navy Midshipmen (7-4, 4-7 ATS) -7
The Black Knights and Midshipmen have combined for 48 points or fewer in six straight games between them, but I really think that this is the year that the triple option really gets going for both of these sides to the point that there are enough points that hit the board to finally push this one past the number.
This really is more a bet about Army than anything else. The Cadets allowed 63 points the last time that we saw them against the Temple Owls, and RB Montel Harris rumbled for seven touchdowns against them. They allowed at least 21 points in every single game this year, and they allowed at least 30 in eight of their 11 games. On top of that, QB Trent Steelman has a heck of a lot of experience in these games, and he has run the triple offense as much as anyone else has in the history of college football with four full years of games under his belt. He has 44 rushing TDs to his name in his career, an Army record, and he is sure to add to that on Saturday.
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Navy has the better defense of these two, but it also has an offense that at least has a level of explosiveness to it. Yes, Steelman and RB Raymond Maples are both 1,000-yard rushers for the Black Knights, and the Middies don’t have anyone on the team that has more than the 750 rushing yards of RB Gee Gee Greene. However, QB Keenan Reynolds has thrown for eight TDs and just one pick, and he has three games this year with triple digits worth of passing yards. Three backs, including Reynolds, have at least 585 yards on the ground, and four others have at least 150 yards. In the end, the Midshipmen will get into the 30s, and Steelman and the Black Knights should be able to keep up in a game that should end up ultimately exceeding the ‘total’ by a relatively comfortable margin.
Army vs. Navy Picks & Tips: Over 55.5