Air Force vs. UNLV Prediction
The Air Force Falcons and host UNLV Rebels are both looking for their first Mountain West Conference victory Friday night. Will UNLV use its home-field advantage in positive fashion and cover the spread as a double-digit underdog?
Friday, October 19, 2018
Sam Boyd Stadium at 10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Falcons are an 11-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total is set at 56 points. As of Wednesday morning, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Air Force. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Falcons edged at SDSU
Air Force suffered a 21-17 loss at San Diego State in its last game as it allowed the go-ahead touchdown with 6:10 remaining in the game. Isaiah Sanders was 7-of-15 through the air for 51 yards and an interception, while he also rushed for 49 yards on 15 carries. Cole Fagan had 16 carries for 90 yards. Ronald Cleveland contributed six rushes for 17 yards and two touchdowns. Kade Waguespack made two receptions for 31 yards. Kyle Johnson paced the defense with nine tackles, while Jeremy Fejedelem had an interception.
UNLV drops third in a row
The Rebels were blown out 59-28 at Utah State in its last game. UNLV fell behind 42-7 at halftime en route to the lopsided loss. Max Gilliam went 18-of-36 for 250 yards with three touchdowns and one interception through the air. Lexington Thomas paced the running game with 12 carries for 51 yards and a TD. Tyleek Collins had four receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. Darren Woods Jr. had five catches for 53 and a score. Drew Techjman added three catches for 25 yards and a TD. Javin White recorded 10 tackles to lead the defense.
College Football Betting Trends
The Falcons are 0-7 ATS in their last seven road games versus a team with a losing home record. The over is 5-0 in the last five Air Force games on field turf.
The Rebels are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus the Falcons. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings at UNLV.
These are two fairly poor teams, but at least Air Force is showing signs of life. The last team the Falcons played at UNLV, it won by 27 points. While Air Force hasn't won a road game yet this season, UNLV has lost its last two contests by a combined 67 points. I'm going to bet on that continuing here.
PREDICTION: AIR FORCE -11