The Army-Navy Game is one of the great traditions of the season, and today, we are making our Army vs. Navy picks and predictions and trying to beat the Army-Navy Game odds here at Cappers Info.
Army-Navy Game Picks: Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen
Date: Saturday, December 8th, 3:00 ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Army-Navy Game Betting Odds: Navy -7
Army vs. Navy Live TV Coverage: CBS
The Army-Navy Game is always a fantastic clash, and the team that figures out how to stop the run better than the other almost always is going to take the spoils in this battle of two triple option clubs. The battle of these two quarterbacks is quite interesting to say the least. QB Keenan Reynolds has the best arm that a quarterback in this game has had in quite some time, as he has thrown for 754 yards and eight TDs against just one pick in limited action as a full-time starter. QB Trent Steelman isn’t the most talented man in the world, but he has been a four-year starter for the Cadets, and he has rushed for over 1,100 yards and now has the most touchdowns in the history of Army football (44).
Defense in this one is going to be interesting as well. The Midshipmen have been all over the place. One week, they come out and shut down the Texas State Bobcats. Another week, they allow 41 to the Troy Trojans. Army has been consistently bad defensively, allowing over 220 rushing yards per game, and this is the difference between a team that is going to a bowl game (Navy) and one that isn’t (Army). Though the Temple Owls don’t run a triple option offense, they do run the ball and run it a ton. In the most recent game for the Black Knights, they allowed over 500 rushing yards to the Owls, including giving up seven touchdowns to RB Montel Harris.
In the end, the Black Knights have been getting closer and closer to beating Navy, but in the end, they have lost 10 in a row. As much as we would love to see that change just to see the Cadets get their hands on the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, it isn’t going to happen. The Middies just have the significantly better defense, and they’re going to get the job done by just a bit more than the Army vs. Navy point spread allows for.
Army vs. Navy Pick: Navy Midshipmen -7
Army-Navy Game Score Prediction: Navy 31 – Army 20