Air Force at Boise State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Air Force Falcons travel to Albertsons Stadium to take on the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 17 point favorites. The Falcons have an ATS record of 4-6-0 while their over/under record is 6-4-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 7-3-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Air Force Falcons are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
11/12/17 LB Matt Evans Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Boise State
11/12/17 RB Parker Wilson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Boise State
10/05/17 DB Garrett Kauppila Undisclosed out for season
09/26/17 DL Cody Moorhead Knee out for season
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
11/12/17 TE Chase Blakley Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Air Force
11/12/17 NT David Moa Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Air Force
10/20/17 S Jace Richter Dismissed is out for season
10/03/17 CB Michael Young Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/17 WR Akilian Butler ACL out for season
08/28/17 LB Blake Whitlock Shoulder out for season
08/24/17 S Evan Tyler ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Air Force Falcons are 39th in Division 1 in points scored with 320. They have run 748 plays this season for 4,260 yards, which ranks them 124th in the nation in total offense. The Falcons average 5.7 yards per play, which is 57th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 244 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Air Force has run for 3,087 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the country. They've run 630 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 40 times for 392 yards so far this season, which has them 123rd in the nation in penalties. Arion Worthman has thrown for 1,100 yards this season. He has completed 54 passes on 109 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 157.2. He averages 10.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Air Force is 95th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 310. They have surrendered a total of 3,778 yards on D, which is 57th in Division 1. The Falcons are ranked 114th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opposing offenses have completed 100 passes on 187 attempts against the Air Force Falcons defense this season, placing them 1st and 1st in the country. The Air Force pass defense has also given up a total of 1,431 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 393 attempts for 2,347 yards this year, putting them in 122nd place in D-1 against the run. The Falcons have committed 36 penalties for 337 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Air Force is ranked 103rd in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 62 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 80th in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 392 yards on special teams, ranking 117th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 18 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,714. The Air Force Falcons have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Air Force Falcons kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 39 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,381 yards on 33 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 62nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos have run for 1,595 yards as a team, which ranks 71st in the nation. They've run 385 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 57 times for 479 yards so far this year, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. They are 31st in Division 1 in points scored with 339. They have run 697 plays this year for 4,016 yards, which ranks them 56th in the nation in total offense. The Boise State Broncos average 5.8 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 211 1st downs this season, ranking them 56th overall as an offensive unit. Brett Rypien has completed 141 throws while attempting 225 passes for a completion percentage of 62.7%. He has passed for 1,671 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 137.6.
The Boise State Broncos rush defense has given up 351 attempts for 1,219 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 330 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in Division 1. Boise State is 43rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 231. They have given up a total of 3,341 yards on D, which is 28th in the nation. The Broncos are 16th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 208 throws on 351 attempts against the Boise State defense this season, ranking them 106th and 108th in the country. The Boise State Broncos pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,122 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boise State Broncos have tried 13 field goals this year and made 12, which is 49th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Boise State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 43 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,857 yards on 45 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 79th in the NCAA in punting average. Boise State is 8th in the country in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 272 punt return yards and average 11.3 yards per return, which is 23rd in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 736 yards on special teams, which puts them 25th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 26 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,024.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons +17
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