Army-Navy – America’s Game Today – December 9

It’s the annual Army-Navy rivalry football game today at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The two service academies will meet for the 124th time. It’s a tradition unlike any other. The student-athletes that play in this game today will graduate from their respective school and go on to serve at least five years as an officer in the U.S. military. 

Army-Navy - America’s Game Today - December 9
Army won last year for its 54th win

All eyes are on Army-Navy today as it is the only FBS game on the schedule. Week 15 is always reserved for Army-Navy. Historically, the Army-Navy game was played on the Saturday after Thanksgiving since most teams had completed their regular seasons by then. Now, it is played on the second Saturday in December and is the official final game of the FBS season. 

Army-Navy History

The first Army-Navy game was played in 1890. The rivalry has been played in consecutive seasons since 1930. For most of the early part of the 20th century, both Army and Navy were national powers in college football. However, since 1963, there have only been four occasions – 1996, 2010, 2016, and 2017 – when both teams entered the game with winning records. 

Army-Navy - America’s Game Today - December 9
The Army-Navy game has been played every year since 1930

The Army-Navy game was usually held in Philadelphia, which was just about halfway between Annapolis, Md., home of the Naval Academy and West Point, NY, home of the U.S. Military Academy. Neither school has a stadium big enough to accommodate the huge number of fans that flock to this game on an annual basis. The Army-Navy game has rotated venues and today will play at the home of the New England Patriots.

Four Horsemen Rule the Leaderboard

Unlike the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Four Horsemen at Sports Hub brought joy in the form of betting wins. We had four Sports Hub experts break the books yesterday with a combined 13-1 record that netted a profit of $1200. Imagine tailing these four outstanding handicappers and adding $1200 to your bankroll. This is what we do at Sports Hub on a daily basis and we’ll be doing it again today with the Army-Navy game. There are almost a dozen picks in the system for the game already.

Now, after our Four Horsemen at the top of the board, we can work our way down and find that the entire top-10 from yesterday was made up of our exclusive SportsHub handicappers. And, they all took home at least $200 in profits. I know I say this a lot, but our handicappers are the best. They win on a consistent basis and they are why every sports bettor should have a Sports Hub account. Okay, shameless plug is over.

Let’s get to the leaderboard.

  • The Four Horsemen: William Taylor was the only member of the top-4 with a loss. He went 4-1 to earn his $300. Bill Blatt, Mike Hawk, and Gino Russo each went 3-0 to earn their $300. Gino has been on one lately. Over the last 30 days, he has won 68.25 percent of his picks and is up $2098.
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Sports Hub experts rule the leaderboard
  • The Big Six: The remaining six handicappers in yesterday’s top-10 were all Sports Hub experts. They all won $200 and only Ross Walker had a loss. The other five each went 2-0. Ross was 3-1, hitting all of his NBA picks and missing on a soccer pick. Patrick Doyle, Logan Wilson, Seth Cohen, Neal Harris, and our Sports Hub Free Picks all went 2-0 to win $200.
  • 30-day leaders: Let’s talk consistency. Checking the 30-day leaderboard, the top two handicappers are both Sports Hub experts. The Bookie has won over 66 percent of his 115 picks and is up a whopping $3230. Right behind him is Gino Russo who we already mentioned was up $2098. Five other Sports Hub exclusive handicappers are in the 30-day top-10 in winnings. Robert Jones ($1387), Jimmy Liu ($1334), James Acker ($1283), James Anderson ($1234), and Frankie the Fan ($1169) are proving that Sports Hub handicappers are among the best in the world.

Army-Navy on Today’s Schedule

It’s a big day in Foxborough, Mass., where the annual Army-Navy game will be held for the first time. There is a ton of fanfare as part of the pre-game ceremonies. The 124th Army-Navy game will kick off at 3:00 p.m. ET.

There is just one NBA game on the schedule, but it’s a big one. The NHL, on the other hand, has a full slate of games throughout the day and night. There is a bunch of international soccer and there is a golf tournament to keep an eye on.

Here’s a look at today’s schedule.

  1. Army-Navy: It’s the biggest rivalry game in all of college football. Army has won five of the last seven and won last year 20-17 in double overtime. Bettors should take a look at today’s total. Army-Navy games are typically low-scoring and today’s total is 28. These are the final combined scoring totals in the last seven games: 38, 27, 27, 38, 15, 30, and 37.
  1. NBA Cup: It’s the only game on the NBA schedule, but it’s a big one as Indiana takes on the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA Cup. It’s the inaugural in-season tournament and it has been a huge success. The Pacers have been a pleasant surprise and both teams will lay it all out tonight since each member of the winning team receives a $500,000 bonus. The Lakers are a 4-point favorite.
  2. Saturday on the ice: There are 12 games on the NHL schedule today. Arizona and Boston kick it off at 1:00 p.m. ET. The day ends in Seattle where the Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Kraken.
  3. Huge soccer day: The best in the world are all playing today. There are matches in the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, and MLS. It’s the MLS Cup as the Columbus Crew takes on LAFC.
  4. World Champions Cup: This team event is the only golf tournament going on right now. After two days of competition, the International Team is in the lead with 111.5 points. That’s just a half-point ahead of Team USA. Team Europe is third with 101.5 points.
  5. College basketball: It is a massive Saturday schedule. There are dozens and dozens of college basketball games today. Check our database for CBB picks. There will be hundreds.

Who Will Win the Heisman Trophy?

One day after Juan Soto was big news, the big question on the mind of college football fans is the winner of the Heisman Trophy. Jayden Daniels won the Walter Camp Award and the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback. Daniels is the favorite right now at -1400 to win it. 

The Heisman is big news today, but it isn’t the only news. Let’s see what’s trending.

  • Heisman: Daniels is the favorite and if there is an upset it would come from either Michael Penix Jr. of Washington or Bo Nix of Oregon. Penix is given +900 odds to win and Nix is listed at +2200. The ceremony is tonight after the Army-Navy game.
  • NBA IST: The in-season tournament has been a hit for the NBA. It all comes down to tonight’s game. Indiana, the top-scoring team in the league, takes on LeBron and the Lakers. Game time is 8:30 p.m. ET.
  • Watt?: Pittsburgh edge rusher T.J. Watt is in concussion protocol after Thursday night’s loss to New England. The Steelers play next Saturday at Indianapolis. Watt needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist. Alex Highsmith, the Steelers other top pass rusher, is also dealing with injuries.
  • Questionable: Heading into Sunday, a couple of NFL quarterbacks are questionable. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll says Geno Smith will be a game-time decision. In Baltimore, Lamar Jackson is dealing with an illness but is expected to play.

Use these nuggets of information wisely. Always keep an eye on the pulse of the sporting world. It will give you a few extra wins at your sportsbook. That’s it for today. Enjoy the pageantry and hoopla of the Army-Navy game, check out the Heisman presentation, and then head on over to the NBA Cup championship game. That’s a full day of sports. Those are always the best days. See you tomorrow for another day full of sports!