Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen Point Spread Pick - Odds - Free NCAAF Prediction

December 9, 3:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

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This one is simply known as America’s Game. As the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy will be on the line in a battle of service academies. The Army Black Knights (8-3) will take on the Navy Midshipmen (6-5) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The contest is set to kick off on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 3:00 PM ET. Army has won the most recent meeting between the two in 2016 by a score of 21-17 but the Black Knights have not taken control of the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy in over a decade. The last time Army did so they were also ranked in the top-25, an accolade they nearly achieved in 2017.


Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen Overview

The two teams enter in contrasting notions. Though the Black Knights come in off a 52-49 loss against North Texas, the Black Knights were upended in overtime and were likely caught looking ahead to this game be that this is their best chance to capture the coveted Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy. The Mids have dropped their last two and were pummeled in their AAC finale at Houston in a 24-14 loss.

Army at Navy Betting Trends

  • Army is 2-3 ATS in their previous five matches.
  • Army is 6-1 SU in their previous seven contests overall.
  • Army is 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings.
  • Home Team is 5-0 ATS in the last five games between both sides.

Public Money Consensus

In the early stages, we have seen the public smother the Black Knights. As a result, we have seen the line trend downward by half of a point. The numbers reflect this; 88% of the cash and 61% of the tickets are with Army. Furthermore, 83% of the consensus also like them in this market. In Over/Under markets, the number has taken a nosedive as it has dropped by eight points to reflect heavy action on the Under.

Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen Prediction

If there was ever a time for a changing of the guard in this rivalry it would be now. The Black Knights overall are the better team and have a more convincing body of work this season as to relevance and quality. However, Navy holds a huge emotional edge in this contest because they know if they win they keep the trophy for yet another year. In spite of some of the let-downs this team has faced this year, Navy has a chance to take away what it classes as its biggest victory. This game is basically the equivalent of the Super Bowl for both squads. Sure, Navy was at one point ranked in the top-25 and even emerged as a favorite to win the American Athletic Conference. Whilst those days are dead and gone, hope remains abreast in this rivalry. Look for Navy to come out with a fantastic performance in unexpected fashion.

Free Pick: 
Take Navy -3