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2022 Navy Midshipmen Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions
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2022 NAVY MIDSHIPMEN BETTING ODDS, PREDICTIONS, PREVIEW
The Navy Midshipmen are expected to be one of the worst teams in the AAC in 2022. Navy has the second-longest odds to win the conference behind Temple, as this team ranked 115th in Offensive SP+ last year and isn’t expected to do much better on this side of the ball this season.
Experience is key for service academies that run the triple option, especially along the offensive line. Navy has four or five returning starters on offense and just two or three big men up front. That doesn’t bode well for the success of the triple option this season, even if the Midshipmen have a solid pivot in Tai Lavatai.
Lavatai proved to be a competent triple option quarterback, and he is a little more accurate than backup Xavier Arline. Lavatai also has the size to take the constant hits that come with running this system at 6’2 and 210 pounds compared to Arline who checks in at 5’9 and 176 pounds.
There is a lot of inexperience at running back as the four leading rushers from last year excluding the quarterbacks are no longer on the roster. That could be a big issue in this offense considering the important role the fullback plays.
Navy ranked 75th in Defensive SP+ in 2021. The Midshipmen showed improvement on this side of the ball after a rough 2020 campaign, and they return six starters. The defensive line should be the strength of the unit as Donald Berniard Jr. is a potential all-conference selection at nose guard. The linebacking corps is a huge concern though with the loss of three-time All-AAC selection Diego Fagot.
Safety Rayuan Lane has shown some ball hawking ability in the secondary, but the cornerbacks are young and inexperienced. They would be greatly helped by a defensive line that could get to the quarterback, but Navy has just 22 sacks in its last 22 games.
The Midshipmen will not be able to return to a bowl game in 2022. Navy is at a talent disadvantage, and the program doesn’t have a game-changer at quarterback. This schedule isn’t as difficult as last year’s brutal slate, but the Midshipmen won’t be able to surpass last season’s win total.
Best Bet: Under 4.5 Wins (+105)
2022 NAVY MIDSHIPMEN SCHEDULE
- Sat., Sept. 3 - vs. Delaware
- Sat., Sept. 10 - vs. Memphis
- Sat., Sept. 24 - at ECU
- Sat., Oct. 1 - Air Force
- Sat., Oct. 8 - vs. Tulsa
- Fri., Oct. 14 - at SMU
- Sat., Oct. 22 - vs. Houston
- Sat., Oct. 29 - vs. Temple
- Sat., Nov. 5 - at Cincinnati
- Sat., Nov. 12 - vs. Notre Dame*
- Sat., Nov. 19 - at UCF
- Sat., Dec. 10 - vs. Army*
WIN TOTAL ODDS
- Over 4.5 (-125)
- Under 4.5 (+105)
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN ODDS TO WIN AAC CHAMPIONSHIP
It’s going to be tough for Navy to win multiple games in conference. The Midshipmen don’t play two of the three teams that only won just one game in AAC play last season, and they also face SMU and Houston after both teams have had bye weeks to prepare for the triple option. There is only one game that Navy is sure to be favored in on the non-conference slate too.
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN ODDS TO WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Even when Navy won 11 games under Ken Niumatalolo in 2015 and 2019, the Midshipmen couldn’t crack the top 15 in the AP Poll. They could run the table and not finish in the top five, so betting on Navy to win the national championship is just a way to give sportsbooks your money for supporting the troops.
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN 2022 HEISMAN CONTENDERS & ODDS
The Navy Midshipmen do not have any Heisman contenders to begin the 2022 season.
2021 NAVY MIDSHIPMEN BETTING RESULTS
- SU: 4-8
- ATS: 8-4
- O/U: 5-7
- ATS-Home: 5-2
- ATS-Road: 3-2
- ATS-Favorite: 1-0
- ATS-Underdog: 7-4