Army at Navy College Football Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Army Black Knights travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Navy as 3.5 point favorites. The Black Knights have an ATS record of 5-6-0 while their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Midshipmen have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 5-4-2 against the spread.
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Valuable Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 5-6-0 against the spread
Important Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Navy Midshipmen are 5-4-2 against the spread
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
12/03/17 RB Kell Walker Ankle is probable Saturday vs Navy
10/18/17 DL Andrew McLean Knee is out for season
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/09/17 DB Marcus Hyatt Medical out indefinitely
08/26/17 OL Mike Johnson ACL out for season
08/24/17 LB Amadeo West Knee out for season
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
12/03/17 DE Anthony Villalobos Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Army
12/03/17 CB Elijah Merchant Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Army
12/03/17 LB Hudson Sullivan Foot is "?" Saturday vs Army
12/03/17 LB Jerry Thompson Arm is out for season
12/03/17 RB Keoni-Kordell Mahekau Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Army
12/03/17 RB Micah Farrar Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Army
12/03/17 LB Taylor Heflin Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st Half Saturday vs Army
12/03/17 CB Tyris Wooten Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Army
10/06/17 RB Tre Walker Knee out for season
09/09/17 P Erik Harris Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Army Black Knights are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 343. They have run 710 plays this season for 4,384 yards, which ranks them 129th in the nation in total offense. The Black Knights average 6.2 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 224 1st downs this year, placing them 101st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Army has run for 4,049 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the country. They've run 649 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 50 times for 415 yards so far this season, which has them 120th in the nation in penalties. Ahmad Bradshaw has thrown for 259 yards this season. He has completed 12 passes on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 30.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 84.8. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Army is 19th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 238. They have surrendered a total of 3,982 yards on D, which is 21st in Division 1. The Black Knights are ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 183 passes on 292 attempts against the Army Black Knights defense this season, placing them 18th and 6th in the country. The Army pass defense has also given up a total of 2,272 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 354 attempts for 1,711 yards this year, putting them in 41st place in D-1 against the run. The Black Knights have committed 50 penalties for 391 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 2nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Army is ranked 103rd in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 40th in college football. They have returned 32 kicks for 611 yards on special teams, ranking 94th in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 19 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,104. The Army Black Knights have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 3, which is 129th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Army Black Knights kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 44 for 46 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,046 yards on 24 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 25th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Midshipmen have run for 3,823 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in the nation. They've run 700 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Midshipmen have been penalized on offense 46 times for 479 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. They are 71st in Division 1 in points scored with 334. They have run 798 plays this year for 4,825 yards, which ranks them 127th in the nation in total offense. The Navy Midshipmen average 6.1 yards per play, which is 42nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 239 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. Zach Abey has completed 30 throws while attempting 70 passes for a completion percentage of 42.9%. He has passed for 803 yards this year. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 11.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 152.2.
The Navy Midshipmen rush defense has given up 380 attempts for 1,758 yards this season, putting them in 45th place in the country against the run. They have had 61 penalties for 473 yards on defense this year. That places them 11th in Division 1. Navy is 65th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 321. They have given up a total of 4,398 yards on D, which is 46th in the nation. The Midshipmen are 116th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 187 throws on 296 attempts against the Navy defense this season, ranking them 23rd and 8th in the country. The Navy Midshipmen pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,640 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Navy Midshipmen have tried 14 field goals this year and made 8, which is 119th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Navy kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 40 for 42 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,496 yards on 36 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 70th in the NCAA in punting average. Navy is 121st in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 51 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 64th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 667 yards on special teams, which puts them 73rd in kick return yardage. The Midshipmen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,542.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Black Knights +3.5
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