Armed Forces Bowl Game Info
Houston Cougars (8-4) vs. Army Black Knights (10-2)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium – Fort Worth, TX
Armed Forces Bowl Betting Info
All betting odds, lines and props via FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: HOU: (+210) | ARMY: (-265)
Spread: HOU: +6.5 (-115) | ARMY: -6.5 (-105)
Total: 56 | Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages: HOU: (29%) | ARMY: (71%)
#ArmedForcesBowl Betting Shift Alert — The Duel (@TheDuelSports) December 22, 2018
▪️Army has gone from a (-3) to (-6.5) favorite over Houston in today's Armed Forces Bowl via @FDSportsbook
▪️Houston is also without star DL Ed Oliver and QB D'Eriq King
Armed Forces Bowl Betting Trends
- Houston will be without both its star QB, D'Eriq King, who is injured, and star defensive tackle and likely future first-round NFL Draft pick, Ed Oliver after Oliver announced he will be one of many players sitting out bowl games this season.
- The Black Knights are 6-4-2 against the spread this season, while Houston is 6-6.
- Army has now completed its second consecutive 10-win season after going 126 years with just one 10-win season. A win over Houston would be Army's first 11-win season in school history.
- Houston and Army have met seven times total with the Cougars holding a 5-2 all-time series lead, but all seven matchups occurred between 1998 and 2004.
Over the past 3 seasons – no interior defensive linemen has come close to the run-stopping ability of Ed Oliver pic.twitter.com/9HQi8EZ4t3— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 10, 2018
Each Team's Best Win
- Houston: vs. Tulane (48-17) – Nov. 15
- Army: vs. Buffalo (42-13) – Sept. 29
Armed Forces Bowl Prop Bets
- Away Team (Houston) Total: Over 24.5 Points (-105) – This year's Armed Forces Bowl will be a showdown between Houston's Top-10 scoring offense (No. 6) and Army's Top-20 scoring defense (No. 18). Houston finished the season scoring an impressive 44.3 points per game, and the Cougars never scored fewer than 41 points in any one game all year. However, the Black Knights defense allowed 29-plus points only once this season and held Oklahoma's No. 1 scoring offense (49.5 PPG) to just 21 points in regulation.
- Home Team (Army) Total: Over 31 Points (-115) – Army's offense averaged 29.7 PPG this season and 23.7 PPG over its last three games. But the key point to remember here is Houston's No. 111 scoring defense allowing 36.3 PPG. Army scored 32-plus points in just three games this season, but Houston's defense allowed opponents to score 31-plus points six times.
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