Pittsburgh vs. Navy - 12/28/15 Military Bowl College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Navy Midshipmen (10-2) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (8-4)
College Football: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -5 -- Over/Under: 56 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Navy Midshipmen face off on Monday as college football bowl season resumes with the Military Bowl.
The Pittsburgh Panthers went 8-4 during the regular season but finished the season with a loss to Miami. Pittsburgh is averaging 28.2 points and 381 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 13 times. Pitt QB Nate Peterman has completed 61.4 percent of his passes with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Qadree Ollison leads the Panthers in rushing with 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns and Tyler Boyd has 85 receptions and six touchdowns. The Pittsburgh defense is allowing 24.6 points and 344.2 yards per game with 10 interceptions, five fumble recoveries, and 37 sacks. Jordan Whitehead leads Pitt with 99 tackles, Avonte Maddox has 71 tackles, and Ejuan Price has 11.5 sacks. Pittsburgh lost to Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Iowa who were all teams that put together big seasons and are in bowl games.
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The Navy Midshipmen finished the season at 10-2 and it was a late season loss to Houston that prevented them from being a BCS buster. Navy is averaging 36.2 points and 411.4 yards per game and they have turned the ball over seven times. Midshipmen QB Keenan Reynolds completed 53.1percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and one interception and he rushed for 1,229 yards and 21 touchdowns. Chris Swain is Navy’s top running back with 909 yards and 10 touchdowns and Jamir Tillman is the top receiver with 27 catches and five touchdowns. The Navy defense is allowing 21.3 points and 368.1 yards per game with nine interceptions, 15 fumble recoveries, and 22 sacks. Lorentez Barbour leads the Middies with 70 tackles, Micah Thomas has 68 tackles, and Will Anthony has 60 tackles including 7.5 sacks. Navy has been strong all season and Reynolds is one of the top overall players in the nation.
Pittsburgh is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games and 26-10-1 against the spread following a loss. Navy is 16-5 against the spread following a win, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread against the ACC.
The total on this one has been set way too low and we can expect plenty of points and scoring and I love the over.