Army-Houston Betting Guide: CFB’s Tortoise vs. Hare in 2018 Armed Forces Bowl

Dec 22, 2018 12:38 PM EST
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USA TODAY Sports

2018 Armed Forces Bowl Betting Odds: Army-Houston

  • Odds: Army -5
  • Over/Under: 60
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 22
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

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If the NFL is a copycat league, college football is its free-spirited counterpart.

There’s plenty of copying that goes on, sure. But there are different ways to cultivate dynamic offenses and win games — Houston and Army are the antithesis of each other and still each put up points.

The Cougars run the most plays per minute of any team in the country, and play at one of the 10 fastest paces of any team in the last 15 years. Army is the opposite — the Knights rank second-to-last in plays per minute thanks to a triple-option offense that drives opposing defenses to madness.

They average nearly two fewer possessions per game (9.83) than the second-slowest team in that regard, Washington (11.46).

Which will win out here — tortoise or hare?