One of college football's most traditional rivalries continues Saturday as the Army Black Knights face the Navy Midshipmen in America's Game 2023. Navy (5-6) owns a 62-54-7 record in the all-time series but has lost five of the last seven meetings, including a 20-17 setback in double overtime last year. Army (5-6) will earn sole possession of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy with a victory on Saturday but share the prize with both the Midshipmen and Air Force with a loss, with the Falcons retaining the trophy.
Kickoff at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Black Knights are 2.5-point favorites in the latest SportsLine consensus Navy vs. Army odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 28, down from opening at 31.5 Army is the -145 favorite (risk $145 to win $100) on the money line. Before making any Navy vs. Army picks or college football predictions, you need to see what SportsLine's Emory Hunt has to say.
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Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game from a player's perspective. In addition, Hunt has gone an amazing 14-8-1 on his last 23 college football picks involving Navy, returning more than $500 for $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hunt has set his sights on Army vs. Navy and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Hunt's picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Navy vs. Army:
- Navy vs. Army spread: Black Knights -2.5
- Navy vs. Army over/under: 28 points
- Navy vs. Army money line: Black Knights -145, Midshipmen +122
- ARMY: The Under is 17-2-1 in the Black Knights' last 20 games against Navy
- NAVY: The Midshipmen are 4-6-1 against the spread this season
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Why Army can cover
The Black Knights enter the 124th edition of the matchup against Navy with a three-game winning streak that has followed a five-game skid. They went 0-for-2 on pass attempts in their last outing on Nov. 18 but outgained Coastal Carolina 365-105 on the ground en route to a 28-21 victory. Junior quarterback Bryson Daily was one of four members of the team with at least 60 rushing yards, falling six shy of posting his third 100-yard performance of the season.
Daily, Tyson Riley and Ay'Jaun Marshall each ran for a touchdown for the Black Knights, who also returned a blocked punt for a TD for a second consecutive game. A senior running back, Riley led Army with 112 yards on 12 carries against Coastal Carolina in his first contest with a rushing attempt since the season opener, when he ran three times for seven yards in a loss to Louisiana-Monroe. The Black Knights are looking to finish among the top 10 teams in the nation in rushing for the eighth straight year as they enter Saturday ranked 10th with an average of 208.3 yards per game. See who to back at SportsLine.
Why Navy can cover
The Midshipmen are coming off a 59-14 loss at SMU, but they were stellar defensively in their previous two contests. After routing UAB 31-6, Navy defeated East Carolina 10-0 to join Penn State as the only FBS teams to record three shutouts this season. It's certainly possible the Midshipmen could post another as Army was blanked in back-to-back games in October and Navy's defense has not allowed a touchdown four times this campaign.
Navy is third in the nation in red-zone defense, permitting opponents to score only 71% of the time, and is tied with California for first in the country with 14 fumble recoveries. Offensively, the Midshipmen rank 14th nationally in rushing with an average of 200.5 yards per contest. The ground attack is led by sophomore fullback Alex Tecza, who has carried 117 times for 724 yards and five touchdowns while posting a pair of 100-yard performances. Meanwhile, freshman quarterback Braxton Woodson rushed for 104 yards and a TD in the setback against SMU last time out. See who to back at SportsLine.
How to make Army vs. Navy picks
Hunt has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning Over on the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Army vs. Navy in America's Game 2023, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Saturday's Navy vs. Army picks, all from the expert who is 14-8-1 over his last 23 picks involving the Midshipmen, and find out, and don't forget to stream on Paramount+.