Army vs. Air Force Odds & Picks: Bet Another Service Academy Under?
Isaiah J. Downing, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Taven Birdow
Army vs. Air Force Odds
- Spread: Air Force -15.5
- Over/Under: 45.5
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network
Model Prediction for Army-Air Force
- Spread: Air Force -9.5
- Total: 46.2
There is no doubt this Air Force team is pissed off. After a blowout victory of Utah State, the Falcons were immediately reminded that this is Army week.
Air Force has had a beef with Army football for years and it’s heated up in recent months, going beyond just winning the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy. During the Black Knight’s acceptance speech with President Trump, Army head coach Jeff Monken had extra commentary about Air Force.
There is plenty of motivation for Air Force, as Army has won this game the past two years. The Falcons were knocked out of the race for the top prize amongst service academies after the loss to Navy, but has plenty of motivation against a 3-5 Army team that may not make a bowl game.
The biggest issue with Army is the defensive front seven that ranks 100th in Line Yards and 97th in Stuff Rate. Those stats can be taken advantage of by an Air Force team that is running the triple option at its peak with a rank of No. 3 in time of possession this season.
The Air Force offense is sixth in Line Yards and first in Stuff Rate, which will severely limit the offensive possessions from Army. This could be a long day for the Black Knights in what should be a respectful run up of the score.
The Pick: Air Force – 15.5 [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]