[3:30 PM] Memphis @ #24 Navy

Who will WIN this matchup?

Memphis Tigers (5-1)

@ #24 Navy Midshipmen (4-1)


Current odds:

Memphis Tigers: (-135)

Navy Midshipmen: (+115)


ESPN simulations have Navy as 58.5% favorites to win the game.

73% of sports bets are currently on Navy to win as (+115) underdogs.

Navy secured one of the biggest upsets of the season two weeks ago and is hoping that momentum didn’t burn away during an unexpected week off necessitated by Hurricane Matthew last weekend. The 24th-ranked Midshipmen will try to match their school-record offensive output from two weeks ago when they host Memphis on Saturday.

The Tigers were perhaps the biggest beneficiaries when Navy took down Houston and are one of only two undefeated teams in the American Athletic Conference’s West Division, along with the Midshipmen.

The Tigers held one of the best rushing offenses in the AAC to 169 yards in a 24-14 win at Tulane last week as freshman defensive back Austin Hall emerged with 12 tackles. Hall and the defense are taking some of the weight off quarterback Riley Ferguson, who recorded 11 touchdown passes and two interceptions in the first three games but managed only one scoring strike with four interceptions in the last three.

Worth completed only three passes (in five attempts) against Houston, but two of those completions ended up in the end zone to add a different dimension to the offense. The Midshipmen will always rely mostly on the run, and Worth did his part in that regard with 115 rushing yards and a score on the ground in the 46-40 stunner. Linebacker Josiah Powell recorded a pair of interceptions – one for a touchdown – in the win and owns a sack and 3.5 tackles for a loss on the season.

The Midshipmen churned up 374 rushing yards in a 45-20 road win over a then-unbeaten Tigers squad in Week 10 last season.


StreakSmarts Pick: Memphis Tigers

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick