Navy and Houston Face Off in Friday’s College Football Betting
This Friday night, the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy (9-1) head south to take on the Houston Cougars (10-1). Navy enters the game ranked #19, while the Cougars are ranked #14. The Cougars had been the American Athletic Conference’s lone unbeaten team until they fell in a major upset at Connecticut this past week. While the college football betting odds for this game have not been officially released yet, Houston is expected to be a slight favorite (1.5 points), making this game a virtual “pick-em.”
Navy vs Houston College Football Betting Preview and Game Odds
Game Odds: TBA
Live Streaming: Navy Sports
Navy is coming off their sixth straight win after a dominant 44-21 whipping of Tulsa on the road. Navy led 23-7 at the half and never allowed Tulsa to find their way back into the game. Navy’s triple option attack rolled up more than 450 yards on the ground. Tulsa did post 375 yards but lost two fumbles and had virtually no rushing attack. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds only attempted three passes, but he completed two of them, including a 39-yard touchdown pass to Jamir Tillman. Reynolds gained 81 yards on 19 carries. Toneo Gulley added a 70-yard scoring jaunt. Demond Brown picked up 61 yards on five carries as a dozen different Midshipmen picked up carries.
FINAL: Houston Cougars suffer first loss of the season, 20-17, to the UConn Huskies. pic.twitter.com/yrsNRRPKvr
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) November 22, 2015
Houston had been looking at having an 11-0 record going into this game, but they apparently overlooked the Connecticut Huskies. Houston had a fatal four turnovers in the game, which overshadowed a 94-yard kick return for a score by Brandon Wilson. Quarterback Greg Ward only completed one of his four passes for 18 yards before throwing a pick. Kyle Postma came on in relief, going 15 for 27 with a score and another pic. Chance Allen did catch six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.
In Navy’s last seven November games, the “over” has gone 7-0. The Midshipmen are 4-0 against the spread in their last four AAC games. In their last four games after a win against the spread, the “over” has gone 4-0. Houston is 4-0 against the spread in their last four Friday contests. In Houston’s last four November games, the “under” is 4-0; the “under” is also 4-0 in Houston’s last four games.
Betting Odds Trends
- Navy is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
- Navy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Navy is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Navy is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games
- Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Betting Prediction: I’m not a big fan of taking proposition bets when both teams have such strong offenses…on the ground. This can turn into a track meet, or it can be a defensive snoozer, depending on the conditions and on what the teams are able to muster on defense. I do like the Midshipmen to win – which means I’m taking them +1.5 on this bet.