Michigan vs. Air Force - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (1-0) at Michigan Wolverines (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Michigan Stadium)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -26 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in college football action at Michigan Stadium.
The Air Force Falcons look for a statement victory after beating up on VMI, 62-0, in their season opener. The Air Force Falcons have won three straight road games. Arion Worthman is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 172 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Worthman has six touchdown passes on 51 career pass attempts. Timothy McVey and Geraud Sanders have combined for 139 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Marcus Bennett has two receptions. The Air Force Falcons ground game is averaging 473 yards per contest, and McVey leads the way with 98 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Air Force is allowing zero points and 95 yards per game. Jack Flor leads the Air Force Falcons with eight tackles, Santo Coppola has one sack and Jacob Stafford has one interception.
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The Michigan Wolverines look for another home victory to build on their quick 2-0 start to the season. The Michigan Wolverines won nine straight home games. Wilton Speight is completing 51.9 percent of his passes for 402 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Speight has at least one touchdown pass in 12 of his last 15 games. Grant Perry and Tarik Black have combined for 206 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kekoa Crawford has five receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 204 yards per contest, and Ty Isaac leads the way with 247 yards on 31 carries. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 15.5 points and 196 yards per game. Tyree Kinnel leads the Michigan Wolverines with 15 tackles, Khaleke Hudson has three sacks and Lavert Hill has one interception.
The Falcons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 12-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in September. The Wolverines are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. MWC. The over is 18-7-1 in Wolverines last 26 games overall and the over is 8-2 in Falcons last 10 games overall.
It's no secret Michigan is a title contender and really tough to beat at home. But this is too many points to lay on the table. Air Force is a really solid football team that sticks to its style of play and has success regardless of who or where it plays. Let's not forget the Falcons gave Michigan State a scare on the road a couple years ago, and they beat a ranked Boise State squad last season. Air Force also had an extra week to prepare for this game, which has to count for something. This is a game where the Air Force Falcons can chew up clock and score just enough to keep things within the large number.