Houston vs. Navy - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Navy Midshipmen (8-2) at Houston Cougars (4-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm (TDECU Stadium)
The Line: Houston Cougars +7.5 -- Over/Under:
The Navy Midshipmen and Houston Cougars meet Saturday in week 14 college football action at TDECU Stadium.
The Navy Midshipmen look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Navy Midshipmen have split their last four road games. Malcolm Perry is completing 54.7 percent of his passes for 920 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. The Navy Midshipmen have 13 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Mychal Cooper and CJ Williams have combined for 565 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ryan Mitchell has seven receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 352.2 yards per contest, and Perry leads the way with 1,354 yards and 18 touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 22.5 points and 323.9 yards per game. Diego Fagot leads the Navy Midshipmen with 79 tackles, Jacob Springer has seven sacks and Chelen Garnes has two interceptions.
The Houston Cougars could use a feel good win after losing six of their last nine games. The Houston Cougars have lost their last three home games. Clayton Tune is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,140 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. D’Eriq King and Tune have combined for 13 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Marquez Stevenson and Jeremy Singleton have combined for 1,135 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Tre'von Bradley has 13 receptions. The Houston Cougars ground game is averaging 193 yards per contest, and Kyle Porter leads the way with 605 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 32 points and 459.6 yards per game. Grant Stuard leads the Houston Cougars with 87 tackles, David Anenih has five sacks and Damarion Williams has two interceptions.
The Midshipmen are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 conference games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Cougars are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 9-4 in Cougars last 13 conference games. The over is 6-2 in Midshipmen last 8 games overall.
The Navy Midshipmen are 0-4 ATS in their last four games as a road favorite. The Houston Cougars are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog. The Navy Midshipmen are clearly the better team here, but this does create a possible lookahead spot, as they're fresh off a big comeback win over SMU and have the big game against Army coming up. The problem is the Houston Cougars have been really hard to trust this season and that defense can be scored on often. That triple-option of Navy is sure to give Houston fits. I'll eat the chalk with the Navy Midshipmen on the road.