Air Force at Boise State: 10/16/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Boise State Broncos (3-3) vs Air Force Falcons (5-1)
Game Info: Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Albertsons Stadium)
Betting Odds: Boise State Broncos -4 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Air Force Falcons and Boise State Broncos face off on Saturday in a Mountain West showdown at Albertsons Stadium. When these two teams faced off in October of 2020, Boise State came away with the 49-30.
Air Force comes into this game with a 5-1 record overall and the only loss came against Utah State. In the last game against Wyoming, the defense gave up only 14 points, and that led to the ten-point victory. Air Force is a run-first team averaging 32.6 points per game while the defense is giving up 16.2 points per game. Six different players for Air Force have rushed for at least 100 yards. Brad Roberts has been the top running back rushing for 680 yards and six touchdowns. Quarterback Haaziq Daniels has also had a big game rushing for 442 yards and eight touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the Boise State Broncos who sit with a 3-2 record and the two losses came against Oklahoma State and Nevada. In the game against Nevada, the defense really struggled giving up 41 points. In the last game, the defense was strong against BYU giving up only 17 points. Boise State is averaging 31.5 points while the defense is giving up 21.8 points. They are averaging 10.1 points per game in the 1st quarter, and the offense is going to need to get out to a fast start.
Air Force s 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. Boise State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference games. The favorite is 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings. The home team is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings.
This has been a series dominated by Boise State, and it’s not going to be any different in this game. Boise State’s defense is going to lock down Air Force’s run game, and that will be the difference as Boise State cruises to a victory. Back Boise State to win this game and cover the spread.