Army vs. Navy Props Worth Adding to Your College Football Picks

Steven Suarez

Friday, December 11, 2015 9:28 PM GMT

The one big game everyone will be tuning in to this weekend will pit Army against Navy, and the Midshipmen are widely expected to win easily. Let's see if any college football odds stand out when it comes to props.

Before the bowl action begins and we're treated to some mouth-watering matchups, we first have some other games to look at and examine. One of those involves Army and Navy, who obviously have a fierce rivalry going on. 

Which prop wagers are looking most enticing for this Saturday's showdown? Let's dive into the lines and see what kind of value we can locate.

NOTE: All of the below props were taken from Bovada

 

Navy Midshipmen Team Total OVER/UNDER 36 Points
We might as well start here, as this pick will set the tone for the rest of our selections for Saturday's matchup.

Current college football odds have Navy favored by either 21.5 or 22 points, depending on which sportsbook you use. The total is trading in a wide range from anywhere from 50 to 53 points, with the Midshipmen expected to control this game from start to finish.

And, we're inclined to agree that Navy should be winning this one with ease. This is a mismatch no matter what angle you come at this one from, as the Midshipmen are 9-2 on the season and ranked nationally, whereas Army has won just two games all season long. Keenan Reynolds has been one of the most dangerous players in the entire country, showcasing great running ability and single-handily carrying his team in 2015.

Don't look for that to change this weekend. Reynolds and company should dominate in this game, and we're not going to fade an offense that should face little resistance.

College Football Pick: OVER

 

Keenan Reynolds OVER/UNDER 112.5 Rushing Yards
So, we've already talked about Reynolds. Just how good has he been?

Let's look closer at the numbers. He's done very little in terms of throwing the ball, having attempted a mere 84 total attempts this season (finishing with a 54.8 completion percentage rate along with a 6:1 TD:INT ratio). Reynolds' bread and butter has been running the ball; he's turned 220 carries into 1,093 rushing yards and 19 scores, both of which are team highs. 

Considering how much success the Midshipmen have had on the ground, it should be business as usual on Saturday, with a ton of running going on throughout. Reynolds will be licking his chops at the prospects of going up against an Army team that's allowed 28.5 points per game ahead of this weekend. Regardless of how tough the Black Knights have hung at points this season, they could be in for a long afternoon against Navy here.

College Football Pick: OVER

 

Chris Swain OVER/UNDER 70.5 Rushing Yards
Another top contributor for this Midshipmen program has been Swain, who is the team's best true running back. He's carried 169 times for 847 yards and ten touchdowns, and he's going to be getting plenty of touches against Army, you'd have to think.

There are others lower than Swain on the totem pole, and there is concern that he'll get vultured or that Navy will be winning by so much that his services won't be needed later on in the game, but nevertheless we like the senior's talent and skill-set, and we believe he'll want to go out on a high note with a productive outing. 

With Navy expected to have game flow in their favor throughout, we think a strong emphasis on the run game is practically a lock, and that should put both Reynolds and Swain in good positions to rack up yardage. As a team, the Midshipmen have compiled a staggering 3,631 rushing yards and 46 rushing touchdowns, so we feel good about backing this rushing attack here with our college football picks on Saturday.

College Football Pick: OVER