Washington State vs. Air Force 2019 Cheez-It Bowl Betting Odds

Washington State Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys sportsbook odds and expert picks
  • by Cooper Mayer
  • December 26th, 2019
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The best gambling sites favor the Air Force Falcons by 2.5 points over the Washington State Cougars, as the spread goes for the 2019 Cheez-It Bowl on December 27, with kickoff scheduled for 10:15 p.m. EST at Chase Field in Phoenix Arizona.

Washington State vs. Air Force 2019 Cheez-It Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Washington State +2½ (-110) 68½ (-110) +112
Air Force -2½ (-110) 68½ (-110) -132
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Betting Washington State Cougars

The Cougars enter the game at 6-6 (3-6 in conference play). WSU tied for fifth place in the Pac-12’s North Division. This is Washington State’s second Cheez-It Bowl. Their 1992 team won the then-Copper Bowl over Utah, 31-28. According to the best online sportsbooks, the Cougars went 4-8 ATS during the regular season.

Starting QB Anthony Gordon is 465 of 647 (71.9%) for 5,228 yards with 45 TDs, 16 picks, and 18 sacks. Wide receiver Brandon Arconado has 67 receptions for 942 yards and six TDs. WSU has the very best passing offense in the country with 444.3 yards per game. Running back Max Borghi has rushed for 790 yards and 11 TDs on 121 carries. In contrast with their passing, the Cougars rank next-to-last in rushing yards per game (72.5). Washington State scores 39.2 points per game (9th) but were held to 13 in their season closer against Washington.

Will Rodgers has four sacks, linebacker Jahad Woods has 121 tackles, and safety Skyler Thomas has three interceptions. WSU allows 456.8 total yards per game (113th) including 286.8 through the air (121st). Washington State’ scoring defense is tied for 93rd, allowing 31.4 points per game.

Per the best gambling sites, the Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last five games on grass. 4-1 ATS in their last five playing MWC schools. And 5-2 ATS in their last seven non-conference games.
“Everybody’s got to do their job, because you have to have all the space on the field covered as well as the personnel,” head coach Mike Leach said. “It’s the ultimate in executing your job.”

Betting Air Force Falcons

The Falcons enters the game ranked 24th in the AP Poll, with a 10-2 record (7-1 in conference play). AFA is also on a seven-game winning streak. Air Force finished in second place in the Mountain Division of Mountain West. This is the Falcons’ second Cheez-It Bowl. Their 1995 team played in the then-Copper Bowl and lost to Texas Tech 55-41. As recorded by the best gambling sites, AFA finished the regular season 7-5 ATS. Starting QB Donald Hammond is 52 of 99 (52.5%) for 1,286 yards with 13 TDs, five picks, and four sacks.

Wide receiver Geraud Sanders has 29 catches for 736 yards and seven TDs. The Falcons have the 7th-worst passing offense with 131.0 yards per game. Running back Kadin Remsberg has 872 yards and seven TDs on 155 carries. Air Force ranks 3rd in the country in rushing yards per game (292.5). AFA averages 34.3 points per game (22nd) but were held to 20 in their season finale versus Wyoming.

Mosese Fifita has five sacks, linebacker Demonte Meeks has 97 tackles, and defensive back Milton Bugg has three interceptions. The Falcons rank 16th in total defense (315.8 ypg) and 13th in run defense (107.7 ypg). Air Force’s 20th-ranking scoring defense (19.8 ppg) has held opposing teams to under 30 points in their last seven straight games.

The Falcons are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games in December. 21-7 ATS in their last 28 non-conference games. And 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Washington State vs. Air Force 2019 Cheez-It Bowl Pick

Both schools are comparable offensively but Air Force has a much better defense. Take the Falcons and the points.