Bet South Alabama Jaguars Vs Air Force FalconsJosh Bailey
The Air Force Falcons and South Alabama Jaguars will both look to cap off their campaigns with a big victory when they battle the in the 2016 Home Loans Arizona Bowl.
The inaugural Arizona Bowl will get underway on Friday, Dec. 30 at 5:30 PM ET, live from Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona and will air live on ASN/CI. Now, let’s find out if the Falcons can cover the spread as whopping two-touchdown favorites.
South Alabama Jaguars Vs Air Force Falcons Spread & ATS Pick
2016 Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Who: South Alabama Jaguars (6-6) at Air Force Falcons (9-3)
When: Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
Where: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Time: 5:30 PM ET
Spread: Air Force -14
Moneyline: South Alabama +400 at Air Force -520
Game Total: 57.5
Why Bet The South Alabama Jaguars To Beat The Falcons
South Alabama (6-6 SU, 3-8-1 ATS) has alternated SU wins and losses over their last five games and come into the Arizona Bowl off a hard-fought 35-28 win over New Mexico in their regular season finale.
The Jaguars average a modest 25.7 points per game to rank 89th in scoring nationally s quarterback Dallas Davis has completed a modest 58.0 percent of his passes for 2,461 yards with 10 TD passes, but 11 costly interceptions.
Running back Xavier Johnson rushed for a team-high 787 yards and 10 touchdowns while wide receiver Gerald Everett hauled in 49 passes for a team-high 7171 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, South Alabama allows 25.5 points per contest to rank 50th in points allowed nationally.
Why Bet The Air Force Falcons To Beat The Jaguars
The Falcons (9-3 SU, 5-7 ATS) won their final five games and come into this matchup off a hard-fought 27-20 win over Boise State in their regular season finale.
Former starting quarterback Nate Romine (10 TDs, 4 INTs) has taken a back seat to dual-threat signal-caller Arion Worthman (3 TDs, 2 INTs).
On the season, Air Force averaged a solid 34.3 points per game to rank an impressive 36th in scoring nationally. Running back Jacobi Owens rushed for a team-high 783 yards and three scores while wide receiver Jalen Robinette hauled in 33 passes for a team-high 835 yards and five touchdowns.
Defensively, the Falcons allowed 26.7 points per game to rank a respectable 53rd in points allowed. Air Force forced their opponents into 20 turnovers to finish the season at +3 in turnover differential.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Maybe it’s me, but I’m trying to figure out why 35 percent of the betting public likes South Alabama to cover the spread in this contest.
I’m going to urge you to roll with the convincing 65 percent of public bettors that like Air Force to get the job done, seeing as how they have the far more explosive offense in this affair and a nearly identical kind of defense.
The Jaguars are 3-9 ATS in their last dozen games against a team with a winning record and 8-24 ATS in their last 32 games overall.
Conversely, Air Force has gone 9-3 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games following an SU win. The Falcons roll to a big win and easy ATS cover.