Army vs Navy Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 'America's Game' (Navy is Best Option)

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Army vs Navy prediction, odds and betting trends for 2022 NCAA football.
Army vs Navy prediction, odds and betting trends for 2022 NCAA football. / Terrance Williams / Associated Press
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Army vs Navy Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Army Black Knights (5-6) vs. Navy Midshipmen (4-7)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, PA
Coverage: CBS

The 123rd Army-Navy game kicks off the Commander-in-Chief battle of "America's Game" Saturday in Philadelphia.

Army vs Navy Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ARMY: (+104) | NAVY: (-125)
Spread: ARMY: +1.5 (-110) | NAVY: -1.5 (-110)
Total: 32.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

Navy enters this game as a slight favorite on the spread (-1.5) and moneyline (-125) after the game opened Pick 'em. The total is very low at 32.5 points.

Army vs Navy Prediction & Pick

The Army-Navy game has gone Under the total an astonishing 16 straight times entering the 2022 contest. The dueling options have much to do with that pattern, and Army runs the ball an average of 58 times per game for 267 YPG and Navy 54 times for 245 YPG vs FBS opponents.

In games earlier this season when Army and Navy played Air Force and the Flyboys triple-option attack, the teams combined for 115 and 111 plays. That's well below an average college football game of 150-160 plays - essentially a full quarter less of snaps in the Commander-in-Chief’s games.

Navy did beat a good Central Florida team last game 17-14 as a 14-point underdog while passing the ball just one time for zero yards. And the previous game Navy rallied in the second half to come up just short in a 35-32 loss to Notre Dame as a 17-point underdog, but outgained the Irish 363-335. The Midshipmen also had easy ATS covers as double-digit road underdogs in a 20-10 loss to Cincinnati and 40-34 defeat to SMU.

Army has covered five straight games and won their last two convincingly over UMASS and Connecticut. But the Cadets were blown out by their best opponent Wake Forest 45-10 in October. The line move to Navy as slight favorite is warranted.

Final Score Prediction: Navy: 24 | Army: 16

Army vs Navy Betting Trends

- Army is 4-2 straight up (SU) in their last 6 games.
- Army is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games.
- Navy is 16-4 SU in the last 20 games vs Army.
- Navy is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone Under in 16 straight Army-Navy games.

Army vs Navy Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

This game may finally go over the very low total. Navy has played the much tougher schedule and has the stronger defense while allowing just 93 rushing yards per game to 196 rushing YPG against for Army. The Cadets rotate three QB's, while Navy backup QB Xavier Arline has started the last three games for injured starter Tai Lavatai. Navy also plays QB Maasai Maynor, who is the better passer, though still limited in pass attempts.

Navy has held four straight opponents to under 85 rushing yards and that includes stronger teams UCF, Notre Dame and Cincinnati while also registering 16 sacks in their last four games.

Bet: Navy -1.5 (-110)

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