Army Black Knights 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction

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Breaking Down the Army Black Knights Win Total

2020 College Football Season

Army Black Knights: 7 Wins -- Title Odds: 500/1

Army turned in a fairly disappointing football campaign in 2019. The Black Knights finished 5-8 overall, in third place for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy and out of a bowl game for the first time since 2015. This year, Army is projected to be competitive once again and the team will try and take home a bowl victory. Get Free College Football Picks and College Football Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place. 

Let’s take a closer look at Army’s current status and break down their chances at hitting eight wins this season. 

After consecutive Commander-in-Chief Trophy wins and an 11-2 record in 2018, last year’s Army football campaign was certainly a disappointment. The Knights started out well enough, going 3-1 in their first four games with a loss to Michigan. Five straight defeats followed, and Army was within a score in each of the last three. The Black Knights showed some life with a 63-7 win over UMass and a 47-6 win over VMI but then lost big at Hawaii and to Navy as the season closed. 

In any case, heading into 2020 head coach Jeff Monken once again takes the reins in his seventh season along with OC Brent Davis. The Black Knights get a new defensive coordinator this year with Nate Woody coming in, and most of the staff has been replaced. One area of concern for Army coming into the season is the quarterback position, which was wrecked by injuries last year. Also, no matter the records in the final game, the Black Knights will make it one of their season goals to beat Navy. That one’s going to be very important, and must-see TV regardless of the situation. 

So will this be a bounce-back year for Army? The team will have to have a pretty good season to get to eight wins, but the victories are there. The Black Knights get Oklahoma at home after the first bye, then host a potentially strong Buffalo team before the other open week. After that it’s a gauntlet with Air Force, three road games and the big Navy showdown at the end of the year. 

Pick: I’m going over. I’m optimistic with Army here, mostly because of how the schedule shakes out. The team will have some relatively softer matchups and some gameplay time before the more dangerous teams start to show up on the schedule. That will offer plenty of time for tweaks, which the Knights will need early on in the season. After that, if Army has a good rhythm going the sky’s the limit for most of the games. 

2020 Army Black Knights Football Schedule 

Day, Date                          Opponent

Friday, September 4            Bucknell 

Saturday, September 12      at Rice  

Saturday, September 19      OPEN 

Saturday, September 26      Oklahoma 

Saturday, October 3            at Miami-OH 

Saturday, October 10          Princeton 

Saturday, October 17          Eastern Michigan 

Saturday, October 24          Buffalo 

Saturday, October 31          OPEN  

Saturday, November 7        Air Force   

Saturday, November 14      at Tulane 

Saturday, November 21      at UMass  

Saturday, November 28      at UConn  

Saturday, December 12      vs. Navy 

Andrew’s Pick Over 7 Wins

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.