Army Black Knights Predictions
12/8/2018, 3:00pm ET
- @BadgerPicks 50% Last 10
Navy is terrible, this is like watching a high school game
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- @MTLJ 50% Last 10
sounds fishy, if Army were this good, why they be opening at -7 and its now still -7?was -7.5 yesterday ... That's because the public / vegas believe army will win but wont be able to cover.
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Food for thought, the last 4 meetings between these two teams have been decided by 7 points or less. Navy is #3 in FBA rushing this year. And ESPN's Chris Fallica predicts a close game and like Navy +7
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Everybody and their dog is on Army and this line just moved to Navy +7.5. I get it, but reality is this 9-2 Army team hasn't played the toughest schedule, I mean Colgate, Lafayette, Air Force, Eastern Michigan? And they only beat Colgate by 14 points in their last game and Navy is certainly better than Colgate. This Navy team was competitive against a healthy UCF team and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. They latest line move (Navy +7.5) has been playing contrarian and liking the points in this rivalry game.
My Pick: Navy +7.5
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- @GoldFinger 60% Last 10
Line movement: While the point spread has bounced between 6.5 and 7 in early betting action, the total logically moved toward the UNDER. The Westgate opened the total at 41, and it was bet down to as low as 39.5 before settling back at 40 midweek. Army vs. Navy pick against spread.
Having said that, the lean here is to Army. Air Force showed what happens to Navy when a team stops the run and runs it right at them, winning by four touchdowns. If Navy can't run the football, it's going to be a long day. While Army doesn't throw it much, Hopkins is far better than any quarterback Navy has used this season.
Prediction: Army's defense wins this game and covers the seven points.
My Pick: Army -7.5
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I get why this line is 7 but I'll take Army
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- @GeauxTigers 80% Last 10
FYI...ESPN's Chris Fallica said he likes both favorites in the BCS Championship. CLEMSON -11.5 against Notre Dame and ALABAMA -14 over OU. Thoughts?
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- @GeauxTigers 80% Last 10
Feels like a no brainer with Army -7, a much better team on paper than Navy, I have followed this Army team all year long, they are a hard nosed football team that came within inches of beating Oklahoma. Navy played UCF pretty tough but Army gets my money.
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Official Site of the Black Knights: Make It A Three-Peat! Army Victorious Over Navy
PHILADELPHIA - The Army West Point football team has turned the tides on rival Navy by defeating the Mids for the third-straight season following a 17-10 victory here Saturday.
After suffering heartbreak after heartbreak to their nemesis for so long, the Black Knights have strung together three in a row and claimed the Commander In Chief's trophy in back-to-back season for the first time in program history.
Junior Kelvin Hopkins Jr. was named the game's Most Valuable Player after rushing for 64 yards and two touchdowns. The Charlotte, N.C., native finished 4-for-9 for 61 yards in the passing game as well.
Capital Gazette: Army-Navy football game: Live coverage
Army and Navy will face off on the football field for the 119th time Saturday. Army enters the game ranked in the Associated Press poll for the first time since 1996. The Black Knights have won the past two games in the series; before that, the Midshipmen had won 14 straight.
The two teams will battle it out Saturday in front of a sold-out Philadelphia crowd -- and President Donald Trump. Follow along with our live coverage below.
Capital Gazette: How to watch Army-Navy football game: TV, time and everything else you need to know
Here's what you need to know about the 119th Army-Navy football game:
Time: 3 p.m. Saturday
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
TV: CBS/Ch. 13, 9
Stream: CBSsports.com, CBS Sports app
Radio: 1090 AM
Line: Army by 6 1/2 (as of Friday night)
Team records: Army, 9-2; Navy, 3-9
Series history: Army has won two straight meetings after ending its historic 14-game losing streak to Navy and now trails the all-time series, 60-51-7
Read more: For more on the Army-Navy matchups, click here.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Army Black Knights (66% consensus). It doesn't matter much that the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy will not change hands, or that Army is ranked 25th in the country and riding a seven-game winning streak, or that Navy is enduring its first losing season since 2011 - the Army-Navy game always stays in the moment. Saturday's 119th renewal, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, should be no different with the usual pomp and circumstance, and the expected presence of President Donald Trump... http://bit.ly/2B5I41L
Capital Gazette: Hype, build-up for Army-Navy culminates at 3:10 this afternoon
PHILADELPHIA - All the hype begins about two weeks beforehand, officially kicking off this year with the Army-Navy media event and luncheon held at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 28.
From that day forward there are hundreds of stories written or broadcast by media outlets all over the country.
Excitement reaches a fevered pitch during game week with pep rallies on both campuses and a wide variety of special events here in Philadelphia, which will be hosting the Army-Navy football game for the 88th time.
The Midshipmen and Black Knights arrived at their respective team hotels on Thursday night and conducted walk-through practices at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday afternoon.
Capital Gazette: Army-Navy Game: A look inside the matchu
NAVY KEY: EXECUTE OFFENSIVELY FOR 60 MINUTES
That has been easier said than done this season as Navy has rarely put together two halves of good offensive football. By far the most complete performance came during a 37-29 defeat of Tulsa when quarterback Zach Abey directed an offense that amassed 404 total yards. The Midshipmen have looked good for one half in numerous other games, but that type of effort won't cut it on this day. Navy needs to play flawless, which means completing eliminating the penalties, negative plays and assignment errors that have plagued the unit.
Betting Prediction for Navy Midshipmen vs Army Black Knights on December 08, 2018, 3:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Army will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .
The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy is up for grabs when the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights collide at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Army has won each of the last two Army-Navy games and is a 7-point favorite this season with the total opening at 41 points. The Black Knights are looking to win the trophy in back-to-back years for the first time since its inauguration in 1972. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2KOyzGz
Capital Gazette: Jarvis Polu chose Navy despite Army connections
Army's loss has been Navy's gain the last four years.
After graduating from Liberty High School in Las Vegas in 2014, Jarvis Polu committed to play football for Army. His father had retired from the Army after 25 years and Polu was ready to follow in his father's footsteps.
Polu had been recruited by Army coach Rich Ellerson, but Ellerson was fired following the 2013 season.
It was time for Polu to re-evaluate his future.
"With my dad having a heavy Army background as well as his three brothers, I just figured Army was the place for me," Polu said.
Capital Gazette: Gargiulo looking forward to Army-Navy after not playing in last year's game
Anthony Gargiulo would prefer to forget the 2017 Army-Navy football game.
It was one of those disappointing days that did not go well for Navy or its standout fullback.
Navy suffered a crushing 14-13 loss to Army when kicker Bennett Moehring's last-second field goal narrowly missed. Gargiulo was helpless to impact the outcome since he did not get into the game for a single play, which was a surprising development to many observers.
Gargiulo, a fiery Italian with a wicked competitive streak, clearly was in no mood to discuss the events of December 9, 2017 when asked to do so during the Army-Navy media event at Lincoln Financial Field last week.
ESPN.com: President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game
President Donald Trump will attend Saturday's Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.
The White House confirmed Trump's attendance to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Trump also went to the 2016 game when he was president-elect.
Trump will be the 10th sitting president to attend the Army-Navy game, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Barack Obama was the most recent president to attend the game, in 2011 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said at the annual pregame luncheon in Philadelphia last week that that school is always prepared for the president to attend.
Capital Gazette: Army-Navy game will be bittersweet sendoff for Sullivan
This Saturday when Navy linebacker Hudson Sullivan dons jersey number 53 it will be for the last time, unlike the previous three classes of seniors who had a bowl game to look forward to following the drama of the Army-Navy game.
Sullivan, a 6-foot-2, 240-pounder from Nokesville, Virginia, will go on to serve in the Marine Corps following graduation, but for now is looking forward to his final game and longs for the Mids to win. A victory, of course, would ease a good amount of the sting brought about by a 3-9 season that until now will likely be remembered for a dismal seven-game losing streak.
Navy Midshipmen (3-9) take on the Army Black Knights (9-2) on December 08, 2018, 3:00 PM ET at the Lincoln Financial Field
Midshipmen+7 and Black Knights-6.5. Over/Under: 41.
Navy is ranked #87 in offense and #108 in defense while Army is ranked #53 offensively and #17 defensively.
ATS Betting Trends:
Navy Midshipmen is 2-6 (4-4 ATS) and Army Black Knights is 1-0 (1-0 ATS). The over / under for Navy the past 10 games is 4-4 while Army Black Knights o/u is 0-1.
Scorecaster: Midshipmen 25 - Black Knights 30.
ATS Pick: Navy Midshipmen +7 and OVER 41.
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