Navy Midshipmen vs. Army Black Knights Point Spread
Point Spread Line: Navy -15
Moneyline: Navy -650 / Army +475
Time: 3 PM EST Saturday December 13, 2014 on CBS
Navy (6-5) vs. Army (4-7)
Navy is already slated to play in the Poinsettia Bowl facing San Diego State, but they can end the season with a winning record and get some big time Armed Forces bragging rights with a win over Army. The Midshipmen are on the road, but still big 15-point betting favorites over Army.
Army will not be playing in a bowl game this season, but they have won 2 of their last 3 games and they have the nation's 6th ranked rushing offense. However, they face a Navy squad that has won 4 of their last 5 games, including their last 2, and has the nation's 2nd ranked rushing offense.
Navy was 0-2 facing ranked teams this season, but both games were pretty close. On the other side of the coin Army only faced 1 top 25 team and they were crushed losing to Stanford 35-0.
In their last games Navy beat South Alabama 42-40 and Army beat Fordham 42-31.
Navy is 5-6 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 4-6 and Army is 4-7 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 7-4.
This game is being held at a neutral site played at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
RB Larry Dixon leads the Army rushing offense and in his last 2 games he has 115 and 158 rushing yards respectively. QB Angel Santiago is the team's 2nd leading rusher and overall the Black Knights have 6 players that have at least 215 rushing yards.
Navy is led by QB Keenan Reynolds and to say he has played well in the last few games would be an understatement. While Notre Dame shut him down in his last 4 games he rushed for over 250 yards in 2 of them and had 119 yards in the last game. FB Noah Copeland is averaging over 8 yards per carry on the season and he has cracked the 100-yard rushing barrier in 3 of his last 5 games.
To say this game is all about the run would be an understatement, as neither team airs it out much. Navy ranks 127th in the nation in passing yards per game and Army ranks 128th.
Obviously run defense will be key in this big game and on the season Navy ranks 96th in the nation defending the run and Army ranks 92nd.
Last season Navy crushed Army 34-7 and they have won 12 straight facing Army.
Navy is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win, 3-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, and in their last 4 games they have an Over record of 4-0.
Army is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall, 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win, and they have an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
The favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 games between these 2 teams.
Free Point Spread Pick
Army hasn't fared well against teams that can run the ball which Navy certainly does well. The Midshipmen whopped a similar team to in Georgia Southern Eagles 52-19.
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