Navy vs SMU 11/23/19 - College Football Pick, Odds & Prediction
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM (Navy-Marine Corps Stadium)
NAVY -3 Total 66.5
The SMU Mustangs visit Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday to play the Navy Midshipmen. The Mustangs improved to 9-1 following 59-51 high-scoring win over the East Carolina Pirates. Shane Buechele passed for five touchdowns as the Mustangs bounced back from their only loss of the season in dramatic fashion.
SMU quarterback Shane Buechele has thrown for 3,195 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Xavier Jones leads all SMU running backs with 1,063 yards and 18 touchdowns. The leading receiver is James Proche with 1,008 yards and 12 touchdowns. Richard McBryde leads the Mustangs in tackles with 72.
Navy fell to 7-2 on the season following its 52-20 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. The Midshipmen could not stop the Notre Dame passing game and on offense Navy could not run its triple-option against the Irish front seven. Malcolm Perry rushed for 117 yards in the loss, but was replaced in the third quarter. Navy committed four fumbles that were converted into 24 Irish points.
Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry has thrown for 758 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions, while leading Navy in rushing as well with 1,159 yards and 16 touchdowns. Mychal Cooper is the receiving leader for Navy with 314 yards and two touchdowns. Diego Fagot is the leading tackler for Navy with 69.
SMU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Mustangs last 10
Navy is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 at home
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Midshipmen’s last 7
Take the OVER in this matchup of American Athletic Conference rivals. The OVER has cashed in each of the last 4 played between the two. Navy has seen the OVER cash in each of its last 4 and in 5 of its last 6 played on fieldturf. SMU has watched the OVER cash in 5 of its last 6 in AAC play and in 9 of its last 10 overall. Final Score Prediction, SMU Mustangs win, but our best play is OVER 38-33