Free Week 2 Prediction: Falcons vs Owls Odds
Looking for Air Force Falcons vs. Florida Atlantic Owls free picks? Week 2 betting sees the Falcons taking on the Owls on Saturday September 8, 2018 at FAU Football Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Air Force Florida Atlantic free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Air Force Falcons vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 8 2018
Time: 2:00 pm EST
Venue: FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: FAU -9.5
NCAA Betting Total: 69
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The Air Force Falcons opened their 2018 college football season with a dominant 38-0 win at home over Stony Brook. They looked a little lethargic coming out of halftime and failed to score a point during the third quarter, but the game was already essentially decided at that point with Air Force leading the Seawolves 24-0.
The Florida Atlantic Falcons, on the other hand, were given the unfortunate honor of facing the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners in Week 1. FAU came out of the gate giving up 28 points (to their none) in the first quarter, en route to a 63-14 loss.
Air Force Falcons
Air Force enters this game with plenty of momentum, but it also enters with a cautious optimism. Cautious really is the key word there, as most people expect the FAU Owls to bounce back nicely following their embarrassing loss to Oklahoma a week ago.
The way Air Force can make this a contest is to A) come out of the gate hot like they did a week ago, and B) use the option offense with as much variety as possible.
The Owls aren’t anything to write home about on defense, but giving them the same play one after the other will allow them to get into their comfort zones.
Using the option as a weapon and not as a crutch will be important in this one.
Florida Atlantic Owls
The Owls need to get out to a better start than they did a week ago. No, we’re not specifically saying they can’t give up 28 points—that’s not going to happen.
What we mean is this team needs to keep Air Force from gaining too much confidence. Not only did the Falcons have a mostly clean offensive game last week, but they also completed a 30-plus-yard interception for six points.
Controlling the ball is always an important aspect of every game, but it becomes even more important when facing an inferior opponent who maybe doesn’t realize they’re supposed to lose.
Giving up big plays on offense can be problematic; giving up big plays on defense can be a death sentence.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 13-3 in AFA last 16 road games.
- Over is 24-11 in AFA last 35 games overall.
- Under is 6-2 in FAU last 8 home games.
- FAU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
- FAU are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
If Air Force can come out and score a first-quarter touchdown by showing some variety in its offensive approach, the 9.5-point spread is going to look silly by the time the final horn sounds.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Air Force Falcons ATS
The FAU Owls should walk away with the win straight up in Week 2, but the game will be closer than the line indicates.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Florida Atlantic Owls 35 – Air Force Falcons 30
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