Saturday, February 24, 2024

Colorado vs. Air Force odds, prediction, spread: 2022 Week 2 college football picks from model on 48-37 run

The Air Force Falcons will look to build on last season’s successes when they take on the Colorado Buffaloes in non-conference action at Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday. The Falcons (1-0), who have won five in a row going back to last season, placed second in the Mountain West Conference Mountain Division with a 6-2 conference and 10-3 overall mark in 2021. The Buffaloes (0-1), meanwhile, opened the regular season with a 38-13 loss to TCU. Colorado tied USC for fourth in the Pac-12 South at 3-6 and was 4-8 overall last season.

The game from Falcon Stadium is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. Air Force allowed just 19.1 points per game in 2021, which was 13th-best in the country, while Colorado allowed 26.7, 74th-best. The Falcons are favored by 17.5 points in the latest Colorado vs. Air Force odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 50.

Saturday’s game can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan. And before making any Colorado vs. Air Force picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It enters Week 2 of the 2022 college football season on a 48-37 run on all top-rated college football spread and money-line picks that dates back to 2021. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Colorado vs. Air Force and just revealed its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Air Force vs. Colorado:

  • Colorado vs. Air Force spread: Air Force -17.5
  • Colorado vs. Air Force over-under: 50 points 
  • Colorado vs. Air Force money line: Colorado +600, Air Force -900 
  • Colorado vs. Air Force streaming: Stream on Paramount+
  • CU: The Buffaloes are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games against the Mountain West Conference 
  • AFA: The Falcons are 5-0 ATS in their last five games 
  • Colorado vs. Air Force picks: See picks here.

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Why Air Force can cover

The Falcons extended the nation’s third-longest season-opening winning streak to 16 games with a 48-17 win over Northern Iowa last week. Air Force’s offense had three runs of 70 yards or longer in the same game for the first time in school history. Dane Kinamon and Brad Roberts each had 71-yard touchdown runs, while Jalen Johnson scored on an 80-yard burst. Air Force’s 582 rushing yards are the sixth most in school history and the most since rushing for 595 vs. Tennessee State in 2011. Air Force’s 691 yards of total offense are the fourth most in school history and the most since a school record 792 against Tennessee State in 2011.

Junior quarterback Haaziq Daniels had over 100 yards rushing and passing for the second time in his career. Daniels also accomplished it last season against Utah State when he rushed for 102 yards and passed for 182. Against Northern Iowa, he threw for 109 yards and rushed for 107. Daniels moved into a tie for 44th place on the Air Force career rushing list with 1,135 yards, tying Jon Lee (2011-14).

Why Colorado can cover 

Despite that, the Falcons are not a lock to cover the Colorado vs. Air Force spread. That’s partially because the Buffaloes have a reliable tight end in senior Brady Russell. Russell led Colorado in receiving in 2021, with 25 receptions for 307 yards (12.3 average). In last week’s loss, Russell was among the team leaders in receptions again with three catches for 19 yards, including a long of 14 yards. For his career, Russell has 61 receptions for 665 yards (10.9 average) and three touchdowns.

Defensively, Colorado is led by senior linebacker Quinn Perry. Perry made six solo tackles against TCU, and was a staple on the defense last year. In 2021, Perry was second on the team with 78 tackles, including four tackles for loss and six for no gain. For his career, Perry has seen action in 19 games, including 11 starts, with 82 tackles, including 54 solo.

How to make Colorado vs. Air Force picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 48 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can only get the model’s CU vs. Air Force pick at SportsLine

So who wins Colorado vs. Air Force? And which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Colorado vs. Air Force spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that finished the past six-plus years up nearly $3,500 on its FBS college football picks, and find out.

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