Army vs. Navy 2019 Predictions: Latest Betting Lines and Odds for Saturday

Navy hopes to snap a three-game losing streak against Army, when the two programs collide on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the latest instalment of one of college football's most famous rivalries.

The Midshipmen were ranked 23rd in the final College Football Playoff ranking last week and arrive into the game as a 10.5-point favorite, after going 9-2 this season and finishing second in the American West division of the AAC.

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Navy will play Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl on December 31 and could end the season with their best record since 2015 with a win on Saturday.

As far as Army is concerned, meanwhile, another win over the Midshipmen would give them a four-game winning streak for the first time in over two decades—the Black Knights won four in a row between 1993 and 1996.

Here's a look at the main betting trends ahead of one of the biggest games of the college football season.

Moneyline

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According to BetOnline, Navy is a 1/4 favorite in moneyline terms, while Army is a 7/2 underdog.

The Midshipmen have gone 9-2 in the season and have their only two losses have come against No. 17 Memphis and No. 15 Notre Dame.

Army, meanwhile, has gone 5-7 this season and a loss on Saturday would seal its worst regular season record since 2015, when it went 2-10. The Black Knights, however, arrive in Philadelphia on the back of two wins in the last three games.

Spread

Navy is a 10.5-point favorite, with both teams 9/10 to cover the spread.

The Midshipmen are 8-3-0 against the spread this season and have covered in 72.7 percent of games they have started as favorite. Navy has covered the spread by an average of 9.1 points this season and won games it started as favorite by an average of 15.1 points.

Army, meanwhile, is 5-7-0 against the spread and has covered in just 41.7 percent of games. The Black Knights have won games they have started as favorite by an average of 7.9 points.

While Navy arrive in Philadelphia as a double-digit favorite, games between the two programs have been historically close in recent years.

Army's three wins over the last three years have come by a combined 12-point margin, while Navy's previous two wins came by a total of 11 points.

In this decade, only twice has a game between Navy and Army been decided by more than a touchdown—the Midshipmen won 31-17 in 2010 and 34-7 three years later.

Over/under line

The over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 40.5, which seems sensible given only three times in the last 10 years has the game produced over 40 points.

The last time was in 2013, when Navy won 34-7. Curiously, the game has produced exactly 27 points in three of the last five instalments including the last two.

If points are going to be scored, they will likely be scored on the ground as Navy and Army are respectively the best and second-best rushing offense in the nation.

Kelvin Hopkins, Navy Midshipmen, Army Black Knights
Kelvin Hopkins Jr. #8 of the Army Black Knights carries the ball before stopped tackled by Elan Nash #8 and Sean Williams #6 of the Navy Midshipmen at Lincoln Financial Field on December 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dustin Satloff/Getty
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