Air Force vs. Boise State
BOISE, ID (The Spread) – Boise State hopes to make a statement on ESPN Friday Night Football tonight, as it hosts Air Force at 8PM ET.
Boise State is 1-1 on the season, 1-0 at home and 1-1 against the spread. Air Force is 1-1 on the season, 0-2 against the spread and playing in its first road game of the season. Boise State picked up a 37-26 win over Air Force in 2011.
Trends show that Boise State is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 Friday games and 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games in September. Air Force is 0-5 against the spread in its last 5 road games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Boise State is the favorite at home, as the Broncos have odds of -23.5 points against Air Force. The over/under total for this game has been set at 57 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Boise State favored by 20.5 points. The spread never got lower than that and hit a peak of 24 points before falling back to 23.5. The over/under total opened at 57.5 points before moving back to 57.
Boise State is coming off a 63-14 win over Tennessee-Martin. The Broncos suffered a tough loss on the road to Washington, 38-6, to open the season. The Broncos are not quite moving the ball as they used to, averaging just 409 yards per game. Quarterback Joe Southwick has thrown for 386 yards and five touchdowns over the two games. Running back Jay Ajayi has rushed for 173 yards on 38 carries and two touchdowns.
Air Force opened the season with a 38-13 win over Colgate but then suffered a 52-20 loss against Utah State last week. The Falcons are averaging just 29 points and 375 yards per game through two games. Jon Lee has rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns to lead the team thus far while Broam Hart has 125 rushing yards and two scores.
In terms of Injuries, Boise State linebacker Travis Saxton is out with a knee injury while nose tackle Jonathan Brown is out with a knee injury. Air Force has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Boise State, as the Broncos are getting 63% of the wagers with odds of -23.5 points against Air Force.