2022 Army – Navy Odds: Analysis, Key Stats, Sportsbook Promos

Written By Brett Gibbons on December 9, 2022
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The annual Army (5-6) vs. Navy (4-7) rivalry goes well beyond just a college football game. Held on its own week every year, it’s a spectacle, a showcase of America’s service members, and a chance for the nation to see football through a different lens. Of course, you can also bet on Army – Navy odds for this great American classic.

One of the best rivalries in all of sports kicks off 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS this Saturday, December 10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.

Below, we’ll look at 2022 Army – Navy odds and break down both of the teams. Included are historical results of both the rivalry and the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.

2022 Army – Navy odds

Army vs Navy game analysis

Annually, this game features a low point total. Two run-exclusive teams that utilize the storied triple option who also know how to expertly defend the triple option lead to a ground war and few points. The over/under for this game opened at 34 points, but that was quickly bet down to 31.5. At 31.5, buyback from the market brought the total to currently stand at .

The Navy Midshipmen are a favorite in the game while the Army Black Knights are on the moneyline. Aggregate power ratings (SP+, FPI, Sagarin, others) favor Army by 1.8 points.

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Sizing Up Army

This season, Army is uncharacteristically porous defending the run, checking in at 118th in EPA per rush allowed. However, a lot of that production came against spread offenses like UTSA and Coastal Carolina. Against heavier-set run teams like Troy and Air Force, Army is a much-stouter defensive team.

Led by Jakobi Buchanan, the Army rushing attack is one of the best in the nation. They’re second in rushing yards to Air Force and are averaging over 300 yards on the ground per game over their last three. On a per-rush basis, they’re 31st in the nation (4.9), versus Navy’s 65th rank (4.2).

Army also features the more explosive rushing attack. They’re third nationally in rushes for over 20 yards on the season (32), far above Navy in 41st (18).

How Does Navy Stack Up?

Having faced a gauntlet of passing attacks in the American, Navy is 125th in EPA per pass allowed on the season. While Army isn’t a primary team to expose this, wrinkles in the triple option game plan are necessary in this game. After losing last year’s match as a favorite, Army will likely be looking for any means necessary to win this edition.

Navy leads the category of quality wins. The Midshipmen nearly spoiled UCF’s chance at the AAC Championship with a Week 12 upset and also took down East Carolina earlier in the season. But for every three-point comeback loss to Notre Dame, there’s a 17-7 loss to Delaware on Navy’s schedule.

Navy also fields the stronger rushing defense. They held Cincinnati, Notre Dame, and UCF to under 100 total rushing yards in their last three games.

However, there’s no Malcom Perry on this roster to boost the Midshipmen to “dangerous” territory. The offensive struggles are extremely apaprent.

Past Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy Winners

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Who has won the most Commander-in-Chief’s trophies?

Air Force has already captured the trophy this season.

Since the trophy was established in 1972, Air Force has won it the most times (21) after claiming the trophy in 2021. Navy has the second-most claims (18) after a seven-year stretch from 2003-2009. Army has the fewest Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy wins (nine), but has claimed it three of the last five seasons.

Army vs Navy Past Results

Navy leads the all-time series 62-53-7 (.539), including winning a series-record 14 straight games from 2002-2015. Since the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy was established, Navy leads the series 31-18-1 (.633). The largest series blowout also belongs to Navy, 51-0 in 1973.


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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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