Air Force favored by 7.5 against Army on Saturday
Air Force Falcons vs Army Black Knights Odds
The Black Knights will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Falcons at Michie Stadium in Week 10 action.
The Black Knights sit at 1-7 (2-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Falcons are currently 5-3 (3-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Army is 4-3 OU, and Air Force is 3-4 OU.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Black Knights as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 94-rated Black Knights and the No. 113-rated Falcons in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 38-19 win for the Falcons on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Army's No. 87-ranked offense (24.8 PPG) against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 66 at 27.5 PPG. The Black Knights passing attack has averaged 63.2 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (206.9 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 96-rated road run defense, allowing 221.7 yards per game. Army, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.
Air Force won its last outing, a 48-31 result against Nevada on October 26. Air Force covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 79 combined points took the game OVER the total. Wes Cobb tore up the turf for 152 rushing yards in the latest Falcons game, a 48-31 win over the Wolf Pack at Falcon Stadium.
Last time out for Army, they were a 30-22 loser as they battled Ball State at home. Army failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 52 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Army got a 101-yard performance from Trent Steelman, but Ball State prevailed 30-22.
Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
A few Falcons at Black Knights trends to consider:
Air Force is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Army
Air Force is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Army
Air Force is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Air Force's last 9 games when playing Army
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Army's last 9 games when playing Air Force
Army is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Army is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Army is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Air Force at San Diego State, Saturday, November 10
Army at Rutgers, Saturday, November 10