America’s Game: Army vs Navy Showcase
Throw out the picks and predictions of the Army vs Navy game Saturday in Philadelphia. Sit back and enjoy the pageantry of this great rivalry, the special uniforms displayed, and the meaning and motivation these teams and players fight for – beyond just the football field.
If you do wager, and I bet on the Navy Midshipmen at the opener, know that Navy (-2.5) has taken the money after opening Pick ’em vs the Army Black Knights. The lowest total of the college football season is down to 32.5 points.
I provide a preview beyond betting in my 2022 Army vs Navy coverage for Forbes. Check out the article which includes the uniforms worn by the players.
I also provide more Army vs Navy coverage for FanDuel and The Duel Sports with stats and pick.
With all the big school conference rivalry games completed, it’s time to enjoy one of the biggest rivalries between the military academies.
The Army-Navy game is pageantry and patriotism, and a spectacle and showcase of college sports in its purest form. It’s a most meaningful game and event with the Army Corps of Cadets and Navy Brigade of Midshipmen marching on the field before taking their seats in the stands.
Army vs Navy Odds and Betting Splits
Army vs. Navy splits:
Spread: Navy 59% of tickets, 93% of dollars
ML: Each 50% of tickets, Navy 89% of dollars
Total: UNDER 58% of tickets, OVER 58% of dollars
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) December 10, 2022
Army Black Knights (5-6) vs. Navy Midshipmen (4-7)
Saturday, Dec. 10 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
Betting Line: Navy -2.5, Game Total: 32.5
TV – CBS at 3:00pm ET
Triple Option Offense Blocking Terms
Recent Army-Navy History
From 2002-2015, Navy beat Army 14 straight times. Army won the next two meetings as underdog, 21-17 and 14-13. In 2018, Army held all the edges as the favorite for the first time since 2001. The Black Knights (-7) won 17-10 outrushing the Midshipmen 222-127 and Navy kicking a field goal in the final 30 seconds for the point spread push. Navy snapped the 3-game skid in 2019 with a 31-7 win. Army shutout Navy 15-0 in 2020 and last year Navy won 17-13.
The Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy has already be won by Air Force, whose 9-wins this season include victories over Army and Navy.
Regardless of the winner and loser, enjoy the old-fashioned purity of competition that remains unchanged by time and unencumbered by whatever complications are impacting college football. That includes the large pool of transfer players, and money that is driving conference realignment and impacting rivalries. But fortunately, not the Army-Navy game.
Photo: USATSI through CBS Sports