Army Favored Over Navy In 122nd Rivalry Meeting

  • The Army Black Knights are favored by 7.5 points against the Navy Midshipmen.
  • Navy comes back as a +250 betting underdog in the game.
  • The total is set at just 36.0 points with -110 odds on both sides.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – MetLife Stadium will host the 122nd meeting between the Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights. Army is favored to win and come closer to evening up the series.

All-Time Series Results

The Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen rivalry is one of the oldest rivalries in college football. The two have played one another 121 times dating back to 1890. The Midshipmen hold a lead in the all-time series 61-53-7, but the Black Knights have won four of the last five meetings. The 2021 game has online sportsbooks favoring Army to make the series a little bit closer.

Army vs Navy Moneyline Odds

  • Navy Midshipmen +250
  • Army Black Knights -300

Prior to Army’s run, Navy had won 14 meetings in a row, controlling the series from 2002-2015. This is the first time the rivalry will have ever been held in MetLife Stadium, but it will be the fifth time it’s been held in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Navy had had success in the city, winning three of the previous four games.

Betting The Spread: Army -7.5

Those betting on college football will find Army favored by more than a touchdown. This is a fairly large spread considering the nature of these two run-heavy teams.

Army vs Navy Spread Odds

  • Navy Midshipmen +7.5 -110
  • Army Black Knights -7.5 -110

Just one of Army’s last five wins in this rivalry have come by more than a touchdown and just three of the last 10 games in the series have as well. However, in this specific meeting, it may actually not be enough.

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The Midshipmen are losing games by an average of 9.2 points per game this season as they score just 20.4 points and allow 29.6 points per game. The Black Knights are winning games by 12.7 points on average this year, making it interesting that the spread is only 7.5 as both teams’ average result points in favor of Army.

Betting The Total: 36.0 Points

The total is set at a number that makes it one of the lower totals bettors will have seen all season long. The low number makes more sense as the average score of the last 10 meetings resulted in an average of 32.6 points per game.

Army vs Navy Total Odds

  • OVER 36.0 -110
  • UNDER 36.0 -110

However, this time around the OVER may be the better play. Army averages 35.5 points per game which ranks 20th in the country. They nearly reach this total themselves and have also had eight of their 11 games go OVER this mark. Even Navy has had nine of their 11 games go OVER the set total.

CBS will have coverage of the game starting at 3 p.m. EST on Saturday.