With the Army Black Knights coming off a stupendous 11-2 campaign in 2018 and having recorded back-to-back double-digit winning seasons and three straight winning seasons overall, the Independent title hopefuls are clearly a program on the rise as they get set for the upcoming 2019 NCAA college football regular season.
Better yet, if you’re a college football betting enthusiast that is looking to find out just how many games the Black Knights are going to win in 2019 in the hopes of cashing in big on their value-packed NCAAF win total odds in the online sportsbook, then you’ve come to the right place.
Thanks to the expert collegiate gridiron analysis and predictions that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many games Army is going to win in 2019 and whether they’ll challenge for the national championship.
Now, let’s get down to business.
Army Black Knights 2019 Season Win / Loss Total Odds & Betting Predictions
2018 Team Leaders
- Touchdowns: Kelvin Hopkins Jr (17)
- Rushing: Kelvin Hopkins Jr (1017)
- Passing: Kelvin Hopkins Jr (1026)
- Receiving: Jordan Asberry (219)
- Interceptions: Mike Reynolds (3)
Why Army Will Top Their Win Total Odds?
Heading into 2019, there are clearly a bunch of good reasons to back the Black Knights to top their modest win total odds of 8½ victories. First and foremost, as previously mentioned, the Knights are now a program that is used to winning games, having recorded 29 wins over the last three seasons. Then, there’s the fact that Army returns three starters on an offensive line that helped the team finish second in the nation in rushing.
Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins is back after leading the team with 1,017 rushing yards and 17 scores. Senior wide receiver Kjetil Cline and junior wideout Cam Harrison both return as starting wide receivers and the Knights are also positioned to nicely replace graduated running backs Darnell Woolfolk and Andy Davidson with seniors Kell Walker and fullback Connor Slomka.
Defensively, despite losing seven starters from a team that finished 10th nationally in points allowed (17.7 ppg), Army has a bunch of capable replacements, not to mention three returning starters in the secondary, led by senior cornerback Elijah Riley who broke up a team-high 10 passes a year ago.
Why Army Won’t Top Their Win Total Odds?
While Army has been highly successful the last two seasons, there are some reasons to pick the Black Knights to come up just short of topping their win total odds. The loss of three-year starting center Bryce Holland will hurt, even if the offensive line is basically a strength for Army. Combine that with the fact that the Knights lost seven starters on the defensive side of the ball and there could be trouble early on for Army on the defensive side of the ball.
The Back Knights look great heading into 2019 from my vantage point. The Black Knights play just two teams over their first nine games that recorded winning records a year ago, so it’s easy to see Army getting off to a fairly easy 7-2 start through nine games. Overall, the Knights play just three opponents that boasted winning campaigns in 2018, so I’m thinking a minimum of nine wins is an easy call. With their starting quarterback under center, a solid offensive line and a defense that should be almost as stingy as they were a year ago, I say the Black Knights are a lock to record more than 8½ wins in 2019!
Pick: 9 Wins