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2015 Military Bowl Betting Preview - Navy Favored Over Pittsburgh

The 2015 Military Bowl takes place on Monday, December 28, and features the Pittsburgh Panthers playing the Navy Midshipment. The game at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 2:30 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Navy is a slight favorite to win.

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The Panthers are 8-4 SU and 6-6 ATS so far this season. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with six going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 29-24 loss to Miami, where they lost against the spread as 7 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 54 ½ point line set by sports gambling oddsmakers for that game.

The Midshipmen are 10-2 SU and 8-4 ATS overall this year. Seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other five all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 21-17 win over Army, where they lost against the spread as 21 point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 50 point line set by sports betting experts in that matchup.

Pittsburgh is 6-0 ATS in December, and 26-10-1 ATS coming off of a SU loss. They are 5-2 ATS when playing on fieldturf, and 2-6 ATS against non-conference opponents. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 non-conference games, and UNDER in 13 of their last 15 games after a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in 12 of their last 17 after a loss spreadwise, and OVER in 7 of their last 10 against teams with a winning record.

Navy is 16-5 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 5-2 ATS against teams with a winning record. Theya re 7-3 ATS in bowl games, and 9-4 ATS overall lately. They are 1-4 ATS against ACC teams. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games after a SU win, and UNDER in all 6 of their recent games at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 overall, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 bowl games. The total has gone UNDER in 33 of their last 44 after a SU loss, and OVER in 11 of their last 17 against the ACC.

These teams last met in October 2013, when Navy won 24-21, and won against the spread as 4 point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 51 point line set by the sportsbook for that matchup.

For Monday's Military Bowl, Navy is listed as a 3 point favorite. The total is set at 53 points in the betting odds. On the moneyline, Pittsburgh is listed at +135, while Navy is a -155.