|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe 2015 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl takes place on Tuesday, December 29, and features the California Golden Bears playing the Air Force Falcons. The game at Amon G. Carter Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 2:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, California is a solid favorite to win.
The Golden Bears are 7-5 SU and 5-7 ATS so far this season. Four of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eight going UNDER. They are coming off of a 48-46 win over Arizona State, where they lost against the spread as 3 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 67 ½ point line set by sports betting experts in that one.
The Falcons are 8-5 SU and 9-4 ATS overall this year. Nine of their games have gone OVER the line, with the four all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 27-24 loss to San Diego State, where they won against the spread as 3 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 46 ½ point line set by gambling pros in that matchup.
California is 7-16 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 2-5 ATS in bowl games. They are 1-5 ATS overall lately, and 0-5 ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 0-4 ATS in December, and 0-4 ATS at a neutral site. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games after a SU win, and UNDER in 8 of their last 9 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 bowl games, and OVER in 22 of their last 30 non-conference games.
Air Force is 6-1 ATS in non-conference play, and 6-1 ATS overall recently. They are 5-1 ATS in December, and 4-1 ATS in bowl games. They are 8-2 ATS on grass, and 6-14 ATS after a SU loss. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their games overall recently, and OVER in all 4 of their games against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 after a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 12 of their last 17 non-conference games. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 10 following a SU loss, and OVER in 7 of their last 10 games in December.
These teams last met in December 2007, when California won 42-36, and won against the spread as 4 ½ point favorites. The total went OVER the 57 ½ point line set by the sportsbook for that matchup.
For Tuesday's Armed Forces Bowl, California is listed in the betting odds as a -7 point favorite. The over/under is set at 68 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Falcons are a +240, while the Golden Bears are a -280.