Army-Navy Football Game 2022: Odds, Time, Location, Prediction

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Army/Navy Football Game 2022: The college football betting lines are sitting this one out. Saturday's game is a pick 'em.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Dec 10, 2022, 9:49 AM
  • Army vs. Navy will be played for the 121st time this Saturday, Dec. 10.
  • Army vs. Navy odds are currently a pick ‘em. Neither team is favored.
  • Army vs. Navy will kick off at 3:00 PM ET in Philadelphia.

This Saturday, there’s only one set of college football odds that’ll be live on your television.

That is, of course, the 121st annual Army-Navy game.

Army-Navy Football Game 2022

Navy has dominated its rivalry with Army this century, winning 17 of the 22 games played since 2000. That includes a 14-game winning streak from 2002-15. 

Since 2015, though, Army has won five of the last six. 

Where is the Army-Navy Game This Year?

This year’s Army vs. Navy game will be played in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. It is not a true home game for either team.

Lincoln Financial Field

Lincoln Financial Field, the location for this year’s Army-Navy game, is where the Philadelphia Eagles play their home games in the NFL.

When is the Army-Navy Game 2022?

The 2022 Army-Navy game will be played on December 10.

Army-Navy Game 2022 Kickoff Time

The 2022 Army-Navy game will kick off at 3:00 PM ET.

Who Won the Army-Navy Game in 2021?

Despite entering the game as a 7-point underdog, Navy defeated Army, 17-13, in 2021.

Army-Navy Uniforms 2022

Last week, Army and Navy both unveiled the uniforms they’ll be playing in during this year’s rivalry game.

Army’s uniforms honor the 1st Armored Division, while Navy’s uniforms are an homage to dozens of NASA astronauts.

Army vs. Navy: Odds Lay Rivalry Game as a Pick ‘Em

Army opened the week as a small favorite, and the Black Knights have drawn a huge percentage of marketwide tickets.

On the year, Army (5-6) has a better record than Navy. The Black Knights have a better scoring offense than the Midshipmen this year, as well as a tighter scoring defense.

Despite all that, the line has drawn down to a pick ‘em. The line has moved in Navy’s favor.

Much of that may have to do with schedule difficulty. Just look at the last five opponents that each team has played. 

Army went 3-2 against UMass, UConn, Troy, Air Force and Louisiana-Monroe; Navy went 2-3 against UCF, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Temple and Houston.

Navy has a far more impressive resume this year, and its record against market expectations is better, too. Navy finished the college football regular season with a 7-4 ATS record; Army was 6-5 ATS.

Advanced metrics prefer Navy as well. For example, the Midshipmen rank 68th in Football Outsiders’ FEI Ratings, whereas Army ranks 81st.

Public bettors jumped at a small favorite with a better record, not realizing that the other team (Navy) is the straight-up better side this year.

Army vs. Navy Total: Is This Number Finally Priced Out?

Few statistics have become as ubiquitous in recent years as the service academy under betting trend. Dating back to 2006, games involving two service academies are an incredible 43-9-1 to the under.

Now, with much of the college football betting world focusing on this one game on Saturday, everyone is taking aim at this under. 

That’s exactly why the Army-Navy total is a brutally low 33 – the sportsbook is trying to protect itself from a rare public under play. Sharps and squares alike now know to mug the sportsbook with the under whenever two service academies line up against one another on the field.

In this spot, I can’t help but wonder if the number is finally too low – especially when neither of these defenses are particularly good.

I, for once, will be staying away from the under in this particular service academy game. I might even think about a contrarian over. 

Army-Navy Predictions: How to Bet the 2022 Army-Navy Game

I believe that Navy will beat Army, 24-17, in a competitive game that comes down to the wire.

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.