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Sep 29, 2:00 PM | Turf of Falcon Stadium

Colorado State Rams vs Air Force Falcons Odds

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The visiting Rams hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Falcon Stadium against the Falcons.

The Falcons are 1-2 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Rams, meanwhile, are 1-3 and 1-2-1 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Air Force go 1-1 and the Rams go 2-2 on the totals.

View Colorado State vs Air Force Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Falcons sat as 14.5-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Falcons, currently No. 106 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Rams, who rate No. 118 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 34-17 victory for the Falcons.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Air Force's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 36.3 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 80 this week at 27.5 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 119.7 yards per game, less than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 243 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Rams own the league's No. 45-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 139 yards per game when on the road. Air Force, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Colorado State was a 31-19 loser in its last match at home against Utah State. They earned a push of the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 50 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rams suffered a Week 4 loss against Utah State in their last game, falling 31-19 at Hughes Stadium.

Air Force was a 38-35 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UNLV. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score (73) made winners of OVER bettors. Cody Getz went over the 100-yard mark (113) in his team's latest effort, but UNLV still defeated Air Force by a score of 38-35.

Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 1-9

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Rams at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado State's last 5 games when playing Air Force
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Air Force
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado State's last 9 games on the road
Colorado State is 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Air Force is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Air Force's last 5 games when playing Colorado State
Air Force is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Air Force's last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado State

Next up:
Colorado State home to Fresno State, Saturday, October 6
Air Force home to Navy, Saturday, October 6

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