NCAA football gambling respect remains high for the Air Force Falcons as they consistently rank with Navy as a dangerous Service Academy team with the NCAA odds.
Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA will serve as the venue for the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl with a telecast on ESPN2 set for Monday, December 27 with a kickoff time of 5 PM ET.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will take on the Air Force Falcons. Sports-Gambling opened with AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl odds of Air Force -2.5.
Georgia Tech has a record of 6-6 straight up and 5-7 with the college football odds. The Ramblin’ Wreck had an even 6-6 split on over/unders this year. Georgia Tech was the Atlantic Coast Conference Champion last year but superstar quarterback Nesbitt went down with an arm injury as they never recovered and lost 5 of their last 6 games.
Nesbitt is questionable for this one. Tech ranked 36th overall for total defense and still had the top ranked rushing attack despite Nesbitt being sidelined. Anthony Allen led the Wreck with 1225 yards on the ground.
Air Force has a NCAA football wagering record of 8-4 straight up and 4-8 against the spread. The Falcons have gone under the total in 8 of their 12 games. Air Force finished in 3rd place in the Mountain West Conference behind TCU and Utah.
The Falcons are riding a 3 game straight up winning streak heading into this matchup but failed to get the money in their last 2 games as big favorites.
Head coach Troy Calhoun is respected for the phenomenal job he has done in turning Air Force back around and says that he wants to stay at the Academy despite receiving numerous feelers from other programs. The vaunted Air Force option attack ranks 2nd in the nation for rushing and the offense ranks 25th overall.
The defense was solid and ranks 37th for points allowed. Asher Clark was the top ball carrier with 1001 yards while quarterback Tim Jefferson had 769 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground while also passing for 1342 yards and 10 TD’s.
Normally both these teams have the NCAA football gambling advantage of facing opponents that are not used to defending the option but that will not be the case here as both defenses are used to playing against it in practice.