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College Football Odds, Prediction for Army vs. Air Force: Saturday’s 81.3% Betting System Trend

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  • Army takes on Air Force on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET in a college football service academy matchup.
  • Because both teams run the triple-option offense, matchups between service academies typically result in less-than-expected scoring.
  • Using our historical college football betting data, we detail an Army vs. Air Force betting trend with an 81.3% win rate.

College Football Odds: Army vs. Air Force 

Army Odds+2.5
Air Force Odds-2.5
DateSaturday, Nov. 6
Time11:30 a.m. ET

*Odds as of Friday afternoon

If you scan Saturday’s college football odds board, it doesn’t take long for the Army vs. Air Force over/under to jump out when compared to every other Week 10 total.

At just 37.5 points, this number is the lowest over/under on the board for Saturday’s slate and for good reason.

Service academies traditionally run the triple-option offense, which allows them to compete with opponents that often have larger players on both sides of the ball.

By running the ball often via the option, these teams can lessen the number of possessions, shorten the game and hope to be in a competitive matchup until the end.

Also, most college football teams doesn’t face the triple-option all that often, making it difficult to defend.

From a college football betting perspective, fewer possessions also results in fewer points scored, giving way to the “service academy under” betting trend.

Army vs. Air Force Betting Trend

Games between service academies are often very low scoring for three key reasons.

First, as I alluded to above, option offenses primarily run the ball and therefore keep the clock running.

Second, by refusing to throw the ball downfield often, there are fewer opportunities for explosive offense plays that result in quick scores.

And finally, since service academies run the triple-option, they’re also uniquely positioned to stop it on the defensive side from seeing it practice more than most other teams.

For this reason, unders in games between service academy teams have gone 39-9-1 for a 81.3% win rate since 2005 according to our Bet Labs data.

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