Air Force vs. No. 20 Boise State Preview

  • Air Force won three straight games in the series between 2014 and 2016.
  • Boise State has the 19th ranked offense in the nation, averaging 516 yards per game.
  • Air Force averages the second-most rushing yards per game in the nation, with 356.

BOISE, Idaho. – In a Friday Night Lights matchup between two undefeated teams, the Air Force Falcons (2-0) travel to Albertson’s Stadium to take on the No. 20 Boise State Broncos (3-0).

This will be each team’s first game within the Mountain West Conference where sportsbooks favor the Broncos to win the conference crown (+115). Air Force is just one week removed from one of its biggest victories in program history, as they upset the Colorado Buffalo on the road. This week the Broncos will provide another tough test for the Falcons.

This matchup should be a high scoring affair as the O/U for the game is 55 points. The over is probably a good bet here, as the total has gone over in five of Boise State's last seven games against Air Force. The Broncos find themselves 7-point favorites and the money line for this game is +230 for the Air Force Falcons and -270 for the Boise State Broncos.

Boise State has been led this season by true freshman quarterback Hank Bachmeier, who has thrown for 927 yards with four touchdowns and only three interceptions. The Broncos have victories over the Florida State Seminoles and Marshall Thundering Herd. He will have to continue to make big plays with his arm if the Broncos are to stay undefeated on the season.

Another player to look out for will be Boise State junior defensive lineman Curtis Weaver, who leads the nation in sacks with six. Weaver can cause a plethora of problems for the Air Force triple-option offense. History supports Boise State here as they are 6-1 SU in their last seven games against an opponent in the Mountain West Conference.

Air Force has had its rushing game to thank for its undefeated start, as their triple option has been tough for opposing defenses to stop.

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Junior running back Kaden Remsberg has led the team in rushing this season on 32 carries for 208 yards and three touchdowns. The Falcons defense has been stingy this season only allowing an average of 243 yards to opponents, which places Air Force’s defense in the Top 10. The defense will be leaned on to keep this game close and could make this a difficult game for the Boise State offense.

Prop Bets on the Falcons-Broncos Game

Air Force will need to be aggressive and put up points quickly against a potent Boise State offense. A prop bet worth considering is that Air Force will be the first team to score (+120).

While 50/50 prop bets are sometimes advised to avoid, when the odds are so heavy towards one side, they are worth a small risk. A score prop bet to consider is whether the total points will be odd or even. The oddsmakers at US sportsbooks have the even (+110) as an underdog so bettors should avoid betting on an even point total (-140) at all costs.

The game kicks off at 9 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted on ESPN2. After this game, the Boise State Broncos will have a road game against UNLV, and the Air Force Falcons will have a home game against the San Jose State Spartans.