Boise State vs. Air Force Prediction
Mountain West rivals will meet Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. ET when No. 25 Boise State visits Air Force while laying 14 points as road chalk. With the total sitting at 49 points (down from 53.5), what’s the optimal play for bettors when it comes to tonight’s matchup?
151 Boise State Broncos (-14) at 152 Air Force Falcons (+14); o/u 49
Falcon Stadium, Usaf Academy, CO
6:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 31, 2020
Boise State Broncos Game Notes
Boise State sophomore QB Hank Bachmeier completed 20-of-28 passing attempts for 268 yards with three touchdowns and added a rushing score in a 42-13 blowout win over Utah State on Saturday. The Broncos races out to a 28-0 lead at halftime, and while Utah State was able to score a couple of touchdowns in the second half to get within two scores, Boise State scored the next two touchdowns to make this a boat race. Bachmeier -- who had to beat out USC transfer Jack Sears for the starting gig -- was outstanding, with two passing touchdowns to Khalil Shakir, another to George Holani and a rushing touchdown to complete an excellent opener. Sears also played in this game, but the 6-foot-1, 202-pound signal-caller isn't giving up the starting gig anytime soon. Bachmeier and the Broncos take on Air Force next Saturday in what should be a much closer game.
Air Force Falcons Game Notes
Air Force redshirt sophomore QB Haaziq Daniels completed 9-of-17 passes for 92 yards with a touchdown and ran for 25 yards in a 17-6 loss to San Jose State. After an impressive showing against Navy in their opener, the Air Force triple-option wasn't nearly as effective; rushing for just 206 yards; well below the norm for an offense that is running the ball on virtually every play. Daniels (6'1/200) was able to throw for a score in this contest, but was held in check on the ground, as were his teammates. Air Force is now 1-1 -- 0-1 in conference -- and will need to play much better next Saturday against Boise State to stand any chance.
Boise State vs. Air Force Betting Prediction
The Broncos are just 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight meetings with the Falcons while the underdog is 5-2-1 against the number in the last eight meetings in this series and the home team is 3-0-1 at the betting window in the last four meetings. Boise State is also just 1-4-1 against the spread in its last six road games and is 1-3-1 against the number in its last five games as road chalk. On the other side, the Falcons are 9-2-1 against the spread in their last 12 games as a home dog, are 4-1 against the number in their last five home games and are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight opportunities to cash as an underdog of any kind.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 BETTING PREDICTION: AIR FORCE FALCONS +14