Army at Navy College Football Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Army as 7 point favorites. The Black Knights have an ATS record of 6-4-1 while their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Midshipmen have an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they are 4-7-1 against the spread.
Valuable Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 6-4-1 against the spread
Important Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Navy Midshipmen are 4-7-1 against the spread
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
10/01/18 LB Travis Kerchner Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Army Black Knights are 74th in Division 1 in points scored with 339. They have run 801 plays this season for 4,228 yards, which ranks them 128th in the nation in total offense. The Black Knights average 5.3 yards per play, which is 95th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 245 1st downs this year, placing them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Army has run for 3,333 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the country. They've run 716 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 53 times for 541 yards so far this season, which has them 119th in the nation in penalties. Kelvin Hopkins Jr has thrown for 895 yards this season. He has completed 44 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 164.2. He averages 11 yards per pass attempt and 10.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Army is 9th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 206. They have surrendered a total of 3,314 yards on D, which is 5th in Division 1. The Black Knights are ranked 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 167 passes on 279 attempts against the Army Black Knights defense this season, placing them 4th and 2nd in the country. The Army pass defense has also given up a total of 2,143 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 282 attempts for 1,172 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in D-1 against the run. The Black Knights have committed 62 penalties for 486 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 11th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Army is ranked 123rd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 136 punt return yards and average 15.1 yards per return, which is 11th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 105 yards on special teams, ranking 128th in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 15 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,469. The Army Black Knights have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 119th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Army Black Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 45 for 45 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,070 yards on 28 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 118th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Midshipmen have run for 3,469 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in the nation. They've run 692 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Midshipmen have been penalized on offense 43 times for 360 yards so far this year, which has them 128th in the country in penalties. They are 87th in Division 1 in points scored with 316. They have run 804 plays this year for 4,336 yards, which ranks them 129th in the nation in total offense. The Navy Midshipmen average 5.4 yards per play, which is 92nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 222 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. Zach Abey has completed 12 throws while attempting 24 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. He has passed for 246 yards this year. He averages 11.1 adjusted yards per throw and 10.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.9.
The Navy Midshipmen rush defense has given up 436 attempts for 2,278 yards this season, putting them in 88th place in the country against the run. They have had 43 penalties for 371 yards on defense this year. That places them 1st in Division 1. Navy is 107th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 419. They have given up a total of 5,269 yards on D, which is 99th in the nation. The Midshipmen are 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 241 throws on 352 attempts against the Navy defense this season, ranking them 101st and 38th in the country. The Navy Midshipmen pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,992 yards in the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Navy Midshipmen have tried 11 field goals this year and made 10, which is 106th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 91%. Navy kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,062 yards on 49 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 51st in the NCAA in punting average. Navy is 108th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 98 punt return yards and average 8.2 yards per return, which is 73rd in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 275 yards on special teams, which puts them 120th in kick return yardage. The Midshipmen average 15 yards per kick return and they are 116th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,709.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Black Knights -7
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