Free Week 2 Prediction: Panthers vs Falcons Odds
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(0-1) Georgia State Panthers vs. Air Force Falcons (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 2:00 pm EST
Venue: Falcons Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado
NCAA Football Spread: Air Force -18
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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The Panthers got off to a rough start to the season, losing at home as a near touchdown favourite against Ball State.
This is certainly not an elite team but things could get pretty ugly with three straight road games on the horizon. Sometimes seasons are won and lost in that first week, you just don’t know it yet.
The Falcons probably should have had an easier time in their opener against FCS Abilene Christian. They got the win they needed to avoid concern but they were crazy favourites at -42.5.
The results call for an immediate reconsideration of the ceiling for this team this season. Are they a true Mountain West contender. We need to see more.
Georgia State Panthers
The Panthers are expected to be in the middle of the Sun Belt this season and that is certainly where they could end up but the first week raised some doubts.
Against a Ball State team that is not really expected to compete the in the MAC the offense really struggled. The could not run the ball effectively and were badly outgained, 455 to 272.
They also put the ball on the ground 3 times and threw one interception. It was a pretty bad way to start the season.
On defense they had no answer for speedy Justin Gilbert who ripped off 160 yards on the ground.
Things might have gotten really ugly were it not for the play of CB Jerome Smith who picked off two passes and took one to the house.
Those were the only defensive highlights in the game as they got pushed around up front, giving up 325 yards on the ground…and here comes the Falcons.
Air Force Falcons
The Falcons must be licking their lips to get after Georgia State. They rushed for more than 400 yards last week but that is what they should do against an FCS opponent.
Those option attacked are deadly and if GSU can’t stop them they might not even throw as many as the 10 passes they threw last week.
The Falcons only completed five of those passes but for big yards, 184, which looks like they are picking their spots well.
Air Force is underrated defensively but things were a little loose last week against ACU. The run defense was stout but they were leaky against the pass.
They did not get much of a pass rush against an inferior opponent and that is cause for concern in the long term.
It probably won’t burn them too much as they quite literally should be able to run all over the Panthers.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Over is 6-1 in Falcons last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Over is 5-1 in Falcons last 6 games overall.
- Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction
This should be a rout for Air Force. Being at home will help but mostly they are the better and certainly more polished team of the two.
Getting a clunker out of the way in week one lets them refocus on their season long goal. This one could be over by halftime.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Air Force -18
18 is a bit of a dead number but I still like Air Force in this one.
They are going to grind up Georgia State on the ground and even though they got lit up a bit by the Abilene passing game last week I expect them to be more settled this time around.
The way they churn up clock will help you feel comfortable from half time on.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Air Force 41 – Georgia State 13
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