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College Football Betting Preview: Air Force Falcons vs. Army Black Knights

November 4, 2023


A pair of military rivals will square off in week 10 of the college football season when the Army Black Knights travel to Denver, Colorado to face the 25th-ranked Air Force Falcons at Empower Field at Mile High with the game starting at 2:30 PM ET and airing on the CBS Sports Network on Saturday afternoon.

The Army Black Knights enter this game with a record of 2-6 following a 14-21 loss at home against the UMass Minutemen while failing to cover the 10-point spread as a home favorite in week 9 of the college football season. Army scored 14 points while compiling a total of 325 yards offensively which included 120 passing yards and 205 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 352 total yards defensively which included 121 passing yards and 231 rushing yards. 

Champ Harris led the team in passing, completing 5 of 7 attempts for 92 yards while rushing for 29 yards and a touchdown on five attempts. Kanye Udoh led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 76 yards. Tobi Olawole led the team in receiving, catching both targets for 50 yards.

Air Force enters this game ranked 25th in the College Football Playoff rankings with a record of 8-0 following a 30-13 win on the road against the Colorado State Rams while covering the 14.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 9 of the college football season. The Falcons scored 30 points while compiling a total of 291 yards offensively which included 32 passing yards and 259 rushing yards while allowing 13 points and 339 total yards defensively which included 297 passing yards and 42 rushing yards. 

Zac Larrier led the team in passing, completing 4 of 7 attempts for 32 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 34 yards and a touchdown on 13 attempts. Emmanuel Michel led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Engel led the team in receiving, catching one of three targets for 14 yards.

BookMaker has the Air Force Falcons listed as 18-point favorites against the Army Black Knights on Saturday afternoon in week 10 of the college football season. Air Force has won six of the last ten meetings while Army has won two of the last three contests. Both teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Black Knights are 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Army Black Knights are 2-5-1 ATS overall and 1-2-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Air Force Falcons are 5-3 ATS overall and 5-3 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Air Force has won six of the previous ten meetings in the series and enters this game undefeated while Army only has two wins on the year. The Falcons have also been the better team at covering the spread this season going 5-3 ATS overall while the Black Knights are 2-5-1 ATS on the year which is why I am laying the points with the Air Force Falcons when they play the Army Black Knights in week 10 of the college football season. 

Spooky Express Pick: Air Force Falcons -18