Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego State Free Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/16/2014
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The Navy Midshipmen (6-5) will be looking to finish their season on a four-game winning streak when they play the San Diego State Aztecs (7-5) in the Poinsettia Bowl on December 23. It should be an interesting game as Navy's high-scoring offense will have to face an Aztec defense that barely gave up over 20 points per game this season.
Navy ended their regular season by winning three straight games, including last Saturday when they beat Army 17-10. They didn't have the best day offensively in that win, but their defense held Army to just 235 total yards.
So far this year, the Midshipmen are second in the country in rushing with over 345 rushing yards per game. Their best player has been quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who has thrown for 826 yards with six touchdown passes while also leading the team in rushing with 1,182 yards and 21 touchdown runs.
San Diego State guaranteed themselves a bowl game by beating San Jose State 38-7 in their final game of the regular season. They were 9-for-17 on their third down opportunities in that win, and they ended up outgaining San Jose State 427-231.
The Aztecs go into their bowl game as one of the top defensive teams in the country by only giving up 10.1 points per game. Their biggest offensive threat has been running back Donnel Pumphrey, who has gained 1,755 yards on the ground this season with 19 touchdowns.
Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
Navy Midshipmen are 5-7-0 Against the Spread
Navy Midshipmen are 4-6-0 against the Over/Under
San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
San Diego State Aztecs are 6-5-1 Against the Spread
San Diego State Aztecs are 1-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/16/14 SB Demond Brown Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. San Diego State
11/26/14 NG Patrick Forrestal Leg out for season
09/23/14 LB James Britton Foot out indefinitely
09/04/14 DB Lonnie Richardson Concussion out for season
08/22/14 DL Cam Henson Undisclosed out for season
08/11/14 WR Colin Osborne Knee out indefinitely
San Diego State Aztecs
12/07/14 LB Derek Largent Appendix out indefinitely
11/21/14 PK Seamus McMorrow Personal quit the team
11/17/14 LB Jake Fely Wrist out for season
09/01/14 LB Tyler Morris Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take San Diego State
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