College Football Week 15 Betting
The 2022 college football regular season concludes with the traditional Army-Navy game on Saturday, December 10. This game always has a lot of intensity, but the game loses a bit of its luster this season, as both teams come into the game with losing records. The Navy Midshipmen come into this game at 4-7 SU and 7-4 ATS, while the Army Black Knights are 5-6 SU and 6-5 ATS. Navy has gone over the total in six of their 11 games this season, while Army went over the total in seven of their 11 games. Army is listed as a slight favorite in Week 15 college football betting odds with the total in the low 30’s.
It is appropriate that there is only one game on the schedule for Week 15. The Army-Navy game is bigger than college football. It is a rivalry that reeks of tradition, history, and patriotism. Known as “America’s Game,” the Army-Navy Game is one of the most-viewed college football games each year. For sure, neither team is a national power. But both teams consistently play good football and have been regulars on the bowl circuit in recent years. But what matters is the players' and coaches' passion and commitment.
Thousands of cadets and midshipmen march in uniform inside the stadium, rooting for their teams in full-throat enthusiasm. Meanwhile, the Army mule and Navy goat rank among the greatest mascots in all sports. And when the game ends, both programs' signing of the two school songs sparks tears and goosebumps for millions of fans. Army-Navy epitomizes all that sports can and should be.
College Football Week 15 Betting Lines
Week 15 Schedule (All Times Eastern)
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Army Black Knights -1.5 vs. Navy Midshipmen (Philadelphia) – 3 PM – CBS
Army is averaging 29.4 points per game and most of their success is on the ground, as they average 304.3 rushing yards per game, 2nd in the nation. They are giving up 23 points per game and allowing 366.1 yards per contest. Tyhier Tyler leads the team in rushing with 600 yards, Cade Ballard has thrown for 335 yards, while Isaiah Alston leads the team with 285 receiving yards.
Navy is averaging just 22.4 points per game and most of their success is in the ground, as they average 239.5 rushing yards per game, 7th in the country. They are giving up 24.7 points per contest and allowing 356.2 yards per game. Daba Fofana leads the team with 749 rushing yards; Tai Lavatai has thrown for 787 yards, while Jayden Umbarger has 265 receiving yards.
In recent years Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field has been the neutral site venue of the Army-Navy Game. Last year the series shifted to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, home of the NFL New York Giants and New York Jets. Lincoln Financial Field gets the game back for 2022.
The difference-maker of the Army-Navy game is Black Knights head coach Jeff Monken. Until his arrival, Army was rendered helpless in their series against a successful Navy team.
From 1989 through 2015, Army could muster only two bowl seasons. Monken took the Black Knights job with the understanding that Army would fully invest in a winning football program. The Black Knights have taken control of their series with Navy and have gone to bowl games in four of the past five seasons. In 2018, Army nearly upset the Oklahoma Sooners in an epic overtime loss indicative of their rapid improvement. The following year Army should have had could have won a double-overtime loss at the Big House against the Michigan Wolverines.
In recent years, Army has guarded the payout window quite effectively in their head-to-head series with Navy. The Black Knights have gotten the cash in seven of the most recent 11 meetings in this rivalry series. Since 2006, the Black Knights and Midshipmen have gone under the total EVERY SINGLE YEAR in this series!
Last year Navy scored a 17-13 upset over Army as 7-point dogs, with the game going under the total of 35.5. Last year was a great reminder of what makes the Army vs. Navy game so special. Army was bowl bound and enjoying another strong season. Navy was down and out with coaching turmoil and a 3-8 record. Yet Navy rose to the occasion and outplayed Army to score a 17-13 win. The game was a reminder as to why there are no sure things in this great service academy rivalry. And the game was a great demonstration as to why Army vs. Navy draws massive TV ratings and is one of the most popular games on the college football calendar.
Army has won four of the previous six games straight up in this series. But between 2002 and 2015, Navy bossed the Black Knights, winning the game every year in that span. Navy leads the all-time series 61-53-7.
In 2021, Navy Quarterback Tai Lavatai ran for two touchdowns. The Navy defense limited Army to 57 second-half yards and a season-low 232 overall in a 17-13 game played at the Meadowlands to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Navy dominated against bowl-bound Army (8-4) after giving up an early touchdown. It outgained them 278 yards to 232, including 196-124 on the ground against the nation's No. 2 rushing offense. The Mids held the ball for 34:25 and converted three big plays, including a fourth-down, fake punt in the fourth quarter that wasn't supposed to be a fake punt.
Navy took over in the second half, taking the kickoff and going 74 yards in 10 plays, with Lavatai scoring from 2 yards out. The drive featured a 26-yard run by Chance Warren on fourth-and-4 that got the ball to the 2.
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