Army vs. VMI - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Army vs. VMI - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

VMI Keydets (0-1) at Army Black Knights (4-6)

College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Blaik Field at Michie Stadium)

The Line: Army Black Knights -34.5 -- Over/Under: 62.5

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The VMI Keydets and Army Black Knights meet Saturday in college football action at Michie Stadium.

The VMI Keydets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The VMI Keydets have split their last four road games. Reece Udinski is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 2,844 yards, 17 touchdowns and three interceptions. Udinski and Chance Newman have 18 touchdown passes this season. Jakob Herres and Leroy Thomas have combined for 1,449 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Javeon Lara has 44 receptions. The VMI Keydets ground game is averaging 135.8 yards per contest, and Alex Ramsey leads the way with 1,210 yards and 22 touchdowns. Defensively, VMI is allowing 38.2 points and 484.4 yards per game. Elliott Brewster leads the VMI Keydets with 87 tackles, Jordan Ward has two sacks and AJ Smith has three interceptions. 

The Army Black Knights need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Army Black Knights have won three of their last five home games. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. is completing 41.5 percent of his passes for 452 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. The Army Black Knights have 13 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Camden Harrison and Artice Hobbs IV have combined for 618 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Brandon Walters has four receptions. The Army Black Knights ground game is averaging 273.5 yards per contest, and Connor Slomka leads the way with 508 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Army is allowing 21 points and 329.1 yards per game. Cole Christiansen leads the Army Black Knights with 89 tackles, Elijah Riley has four sacks and Ryan Velez has two interceptions. 

Will update with trends when / if they're released.

The VMI Keydets continue to lose to subpar teams and their defensive effort seems to be heading in the wrong direction, allowing a combined 103 points in their last two games. The Army Black Knights have had their issues as well, but they just had a feel good blowout win over UMass, and this is easily their easiest game on the schedule. Army also needs a win here to drastically improve its chances of reaching a bowl game. The Army Black Knights should cruise in this game. 

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Randy’s Pick Army Black Knights -34.5

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