Air Force at Navy - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (2-1) at Navy Midshipmen (3-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -5.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 See the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons and Navy Midshipmen square off Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Air Force Falcons look to pick up a big road win and get off to a solid 3-1 start. Karson Roberts is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 149 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Roberts threw 10 passes in the loss to Michigan State. Garrett Brown and Jalen Robinette have combined for 249 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Alex Ludowig has one reception. The Air Force Falcons ground game is averaging 367 yards per contest, and D.J. Johnson leads the way with 210 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 19.3 points and 269.7 yards per game. Roland Ladipo leads the Falcons with 21 tackles, Alex Hansen has three sacks and Grant Ross has a forced fumble. Garrett Griffin and Matt Galland are questionable.
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The Navy Midshipmen look to improve to 4-0 on the season heading into their match against Notre Dame. Keenan Reynolds is completing 58.8 percent of his passes for 148 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Reynolds has not thrown a pick in seven straight games. Jamir Tillman and DeBrandon Sanders have combined for 120 receiving yards and one touchdown while Dishan Romine has one interception. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 363 yards per contest, and Chris Swain leads the way with 307 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 16.3 points and 351.7 yards per game. Micah Thomas leads the Midshipmen with 25 tackles, Will Anthony has 1.5 sacks and Tyler Goble has an interception. E.K. Binns and Myer Krah are questionable.
The Falcons are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games. The Midshipmen are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The Falcons are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Navy and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 meetings overall.
Navy will be eager to get Air Force back for last year's matchup. Besides, Navy has beaten Air Force in seven of the last 10 meetings. Also, Reynolds is a flat out touchdown machine and has the Midshipmen looking extremely good.
I like the Midshipmen to get payback and cover the reasonable number.