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Utah State favored by 8 against Air Force on Saturday

Utah State AggiesAir Force Falcons
Sep 7, 3:30 PM | Turf of Falcon Stadium

Utah State Aggies vs Air Force Falcons Odds

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A key Week 2 battle has the visiting Aggies travelling to Air Force on Saturday to face the Falcons.

They bring a 1-0 record (0-1 ATS) to the Week 2 battle against the 0-1 Aggies, who are 0-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Air Force go 0-1 so far and the Aggies go 1-0.

View Utah State vs Air Force Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Aggies listed as 8-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Falcons at No. 108 and the Aggies at No. 50 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 52-23 result in favor of the Falcons.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Air Force's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 38 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 70 this week at 30 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 72 yards per game, less than the Aggies secondary allows through the air, 302 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Aggies feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 148 yards per game. Air Force, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.

Utah State was a 30-26 loser in its last match on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 56 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chuckie Keeton's 314-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Utah earned a 30-26 win over Utah State on Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

In their last action, Air Force was a 38-13 winner at home against Colgate. They failed to cover the 26-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jon Lee went over the 100-yard mark (130) in his team's latest effort as Air Force defeated Colgate by a score of 38-13 on Saturday.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 10-0

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Aggies at Falcons trends to consider:
Utah State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah State's last 13 games
Utah State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Air Force is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Air Force's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Air Force's last 5 games at home
Air Force is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Utah State home to Weber State, Saturday, September 14
Air Force at Boise State, Friday, September 13

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