Vanderbilt vs. Army Betting Odds, Pick & Point Spread: October 10th 2009
These are two power running teams in Vanderbilt and Army. The Commodores don’t have the kind of explosive offense it takes to cover this double-digit spread on the road. Vandy has scored 9 points or less in 3 of their 5 games this year, and the only times they surpassed that 9-point total came against lowly Rice and Western Carolina teams. Army is no powerhouse, but they are much better than they are getting credit for with this line. The Black Knights are rushing for 231 yards/game this season. Vandy has not stopped the run very well, giving up 160 rushing yards/game so the Black Knights should be able to move the ball on the ground with ease. Vandy is only completing 46.3% of their passes this year, so their strength is certainly their running game. But Army is allowing just 112 rushing yards/game and 3.4 yards/carry. We like the Black Knights catching double-digit points at home here especially when these are two evenly matched teams. Don’t be surprised to see an upset here Saturday. Take Army and the points.