Following their 31-7 win over Army, the Navy Midshipmen reclaimed the Commander in Chief Trophy. The Navy had been smarting from their loss to Army in 2018 and was totally determined to extract revenge. Additionally, the Midshipmen posted a double-digit season to redeem themselves for the lost campaign of one year ago. In the same way, Kansas State has seen College Football betting Resurgence for 2019. First-year head coach Chris Kleiman has proven to be the perfect fit in Wildcat Land. Kleiman faced doubts coming from the 1-AA ranks, but the Little Apple is now singing from the same Hymnal.
Navy Midshipmen vs. Kansas State Wildcats – Liberty Bowl
|Date and Time:||Tuesday, December 31, ET, 2019, 3:45 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Navy vs. Kansas State TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Navy Midshipmen vs. Kansas State Wildcats Overview
The Navy has an online wagering record of 10-2 straight up, 9-3 vs. the odds, and 7-5 over the total. Overall national metrics have Navy ranked 12th for scoring offense and 38th for points allowed. Number one in the nation is the Midshipmen’s rushing offense ranking.
By contrast, Kansas State is 8-4 straight up, 9-3 against the spread and 3-8 under the total. KSU ranked 54th for scoring offense and 28th for points allowed. Correlate the strong finish by the Wildcats. K-State finished with six payouts in their last seven games. Most important of all was a 48-41 signature win over Oklahoma on October 26.
Key Midshipmen: QB Malcolm Perry (1027 YDS, 54% COMP, 13.0 AVG, 6 TD, 3 INT, 14 SACK, 181.1 RTG, 267 RSH, 1804 YDS, 6.8 AVG, 21 TD), FB Jamale Carothers (98 ATT, 712 YDS, 7.3 AVG, 14 TD), WR Mychal Cooper (15 REC, 355 YDS, 23.7 AVG, 2 TD), K Bijan Nichols (59-60 XP, 10-14 FG, 89 PTS, LB Diego Fagot (93 TACKLES, 3.5 SACKS)
Key Wildcats: QB Skylar Thompson (2191 YDS, 59.0% COMP, 7.7 AVG, 12 TD, 5 INT, 212 SACK, 134.5 RTG), RB James Gilbert (133 ATT, 698 YDS, 5.2 AVG, 6 TD), WR Dalton Schoen (35 REC, 567 YDS, 16.2 AVG, 4 TD, PK Blake Lynch (44-44 XP, 18-20 FG, 98 PTS), DE Wyatt Hubert (30 TACKLES, 7 SACKS)
Navy and Kansas State Vs. The Line
The Midshipmen are:
- 4-2 against the spread in their last six away games
- 5-0 over the total away from home
- 8-1 with the odds as a favorite
- 3-5 under the total in their last eight games as a chalk
- 5-0 in their last five postseason matchups
- 4-2 over the total in bowl games
The Wildcats are:
- 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 away matchups
- 5-3-2 over the total on the road
- 11-2 vs. the odds as a dog
- 1-4 under the total in their last five games getting points
- 4-9 on the board in their last 13 bowl games
- 6-4 over the total in postseason
Navy Midshipmen vs. Kansas State Wildcats College Football Betting Picks
As was previously noted Navy has shown great College Football Betting Value as chalks and in bowl games.
Navy vs. Kansas State College Football Betting Prediction: Navy Midshipmen
Navy vs. Kansas State College Football Betting Score Prediction: Navy 31, Kansas State 20