Navy Midshipmen vs Army Black Knights Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs Army Black Knights
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Michie Stadium in West Point, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Black Knights (-8)
The Army Black Knights (8-3) will take on the Navy Midshipmen (3-8) at Michie Stadium on Saturday. Army opens this game as 8-point favorites. The total is set at 35.
The Navy Midshipmen come into this game with a record of 3-8 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Midshipmen faced the Temple Owls and notched a win by a score of 38-14. Tai Lavatai finished 5/11 with 57 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 119.0 and finished the contest with no picks. Isaac Ruoss was the rushing leader for the Midshipmen with 18 totes for 66 yds (3.7 yds per carry). In all, they tallied 72 plays which gave them a total of 291 yards. The Navy Midshipmen ran the ball a total of 60 times and had 219 yards, which came out to an average of 3.7 yards per tote. Against the run, the Midshipmen conceded 84 yds on 28 attempts, which calculates to 3.0 yards per run allowed. Navy conceded 15 pass completions on 22 tries for a total of 98 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.2%.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Navy Midshipmen are averaging 20.4 PPG. As a team they have an average of 229.3 yards rushing giving them a rank of 7th in D-1. The Midshipmen currently have 3,121 yards in total this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Navy has earned 6 touchdowns through the air and 17 touchdowns on the ground. Navy has 189 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 48 infractions for 394 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 times.
The Midshipmen rank 92nd in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 29.6 points per contest. They are giving up 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 131.6 rushing yards per contest on the year. In total, they have conceded 1,448 yards via the ground game in 11 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Midshipmen have conceded 2,510 yds which ranks them 34th in D-1. They have relinquished 228.2 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 67.8%. For the year, they are conceding 359.8 yards/game which puts them 45th in the nation. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns by air as well as 24 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Black Knights come into this matchup with a record of 8-3 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Black Knights took home the win by a final score of 31-16 when they played the Liberty Flames. Jakobi Buchanan ran the ball 22 times for 80 yards, finishing the contest with 3.6 yards per attempt for Army. Christian Anderson (1 TD) walked away from the game with 102 yds on 3/4 through the air while his quarterback rating was 371.7. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 25.5. Army allowed 25 run attempts for 79 yards (3.2 yds per rush). The Black Knights secondary gave up a completion percentage of 51.1%, surrendering 305 yards on 24 out of 47 passing. The Black Knights finished with a total of 322 yds and they ran 66 plays (4.9 yds per play). Army rushed the football for 3.5 yds per carry, finishing the game with 220 yards on 62 carries.
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Black Knights sit 20th in the country by tallying 35.5 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Black Knights have compiled 1,030 yards through the air along with holding an average of 93.6 throwing yards per game, which ranks 128th in college football. The Army Black Knights average 395.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 70th in Division 1. The Army offense has compiled 435 penalty yards on 44 violations, which is good for 129th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
Army has given up a total of 1,141 yards rushing (103.7 yards per game) in addition to 17 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air and 220.5 yards per outing, which has them in 56th in D-1. The Black Knights defense has participated in 611 plays, which is good for 1st in college football. The Black Knights are giving up 22.8 PPG, which has them ranked 41st in the nation. This year, they have allowed 251 points.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Midshipmen +8
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