Authored by College Football Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game on Saturday December 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm EST on ESPN Television.
The (8-4) Western Michigan Broncos of the Mid-American Conference West division will make the trip from their campus Kalamazoo to the Gem State to take on the (9-3) Air Force Falcons of the Mountain West Mountain division in 2014 NCAA Football Bowl action. The team will play at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. This Sports Handicapper believes Western Michigan surprised everyone with the success they had this season; they finished with one win is 2013. Air Force and head coach Troy Calhoun grew as a team this season and want to cap it off with a bowl victory. The betting line has Air Force as two-point underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 58 for Saturday’s game.
The 2014-15 Western Michigan Broncos finished third in the MAC West division and had one of the best freshmen in the nation at the running back position. Jarvion Franklin rushed for 1,525 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. Western Michigan was very friendly to Against The Point Spread bettors this season, 9-1 their last ten, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under five. Under center for the Broncos will be Sophomore Zach Terrell for their College Football Bowl Expert Predictions game vs. Air Force. Tarrell threw for over 3100 yards and 23 touchdowns this season. The key to a Western Michigan win is to establish a running game with their experienced offensive line. The defense has to play disciplined, forcing the Falcons to make mistakes.
The 2014-15 Air Force Falcons finished in fourth in the West division and finished the season beat a very good Colorado State team 27-24. Air Force won five of six down the stretch and the betting odds under 10-2 Air Force last 12 Non-conference games. The betting odds under has come in six of their last seven against a team with a winning record. Air Force is 4-1 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under three times their last five. Calling the signals for Air Force will be Nate Romine or Senior Kale Pearson who missed the season finale and questionable for Saturday.
Free Pick: Western Michigan-2.