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How and what to watch for Memphis vs. Navy

Originally slated to be played earlier in the month, the Tigers and Middies will finally do battle in Annapolis.

Memphis Tigers quarterback Brady White looks to pass during the game against the Memphis Tigers and the Cincinnati Bearcats on October 31, 2020, at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Well, let’s try this again. After being postponed for COVID related issues a few weeks ago, the Memphis Tigers and the Navy Midshipmen are finally set to do battle on Saturday.

This late-season AAC showdown will be a battle to shake off rust for Navy, who hasn’t played a single game since losing 51-37 to SMU on Halloween. Indicative of how weird this season has been, the Middies have aired the ball out more than usual with their quarterbacks attempting a combined 48 pass attempts for 445 yards and four touchdowns over the last two games.

That may be a result of them playing catchup however with their defense being torched for nearly 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns in that same span. Navy’s defense is a bottom 20 unit in terms of defensive success rate and explosive rate.

That bodes well for Memphis quarterback Brady White and the visiting Tigers, who lit up Stephen F. Austin 56-14 last Saturday. While their prolific pass attack has shined all season, their run game took center stage in the win with five different rushers punching it in for a touchdowns, collectively combining for 309 rushing yards on 6.9 yards per carry. Memphis is a top-25 team in both offensive SP+ and explosiveness.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Memphis vs. Navy on Saturday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network, or you can stream it via the CBS Sports app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Memphis (-13.5) vs. Navy
Point Total: 62.5
Money line: Memphis (-480) vs. Navy (+350)

  • Each of Navy’s last nine games as an underdog have gone OVER the total points line.
  • Memphis has covered the spread in each of its last seven road games in November.
  • Memphis covered its 10.5 spread as the favorite in last year’s matchup between the two schools. The OVER of 54 hit in a 35-23 Memphis victory.

Betting splits

Memphis: (36% of handle, 58% percent of bets)
Navy: (64% of handle, 42% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

Memphis is favored by roughly two touchdowns but expect both offenses to get into gear during this one.

Pick: Over 62.5

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