Baylor Bears College Football Betting
Casual gamblers often overlook the Air Force Falcons. But Wise Guys appreciate the Fly Boys for their excellent betting value. Coach Troy Calhoun puts Air Force into bowl games most years. And the 2022 campaign was a good one for the Academy. Baylor took a few steps back this year. Including on defense. And one of the great challenges for any program is the potent Air Force option attack. Baylor coach Dave Aranda is facing the prospect of a losing season. Gamblers have an interesting choice for this bowl game.
NCAA Football Betting Odds
Air Force Falcons +7
Baylor Bears -7
Baylor Bears Weekly Matchup
On Thursday, December 22, 2022, the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 Conference will face the Air Force Falcons of the Mountain West Conference in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Kickoff time is 7:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
The casual sector will gravitate to Baylor as the bigger brand from the Power Five Big 12 Conference. Wise Guys will look hard at Air Forced based on the combination of being a good team that the masses ignore.
Last game, the Air Force Falcons won 13-3 against the San Diego State Aztecs as 2.5-point road favorites. The game went under the total of 43. Air Force has a record of 9-3 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Air Force ranks 57th for total offense, 131st for passing, 1st for rushing, and 73rd for scoring. Defensively they rank 1st overall, 1st against the pass, 8th against the rush, and 3rd for points allowed. Also, Air Force ranks 118th for fewest turnovers lost and 80th for takeaways.
Brad Roberts ran for 187 yards and a touchdown, and Air Force had a pair of interceptions late in the game and beat San Diego State for its fourth straight win.
Roberts had 127 yards rushing in the first half, and his 2-yard touchdown run was the only score in the first half. Matthew Dapore made field goals from 30 and 32 yards for Air Force.
The Falcons' Jayden Goodwin picked off a Jalen Mayden pass in the end zone with 3:36 remaining. San Diego State then forced a three-and-out, but Trey Taylor stepped in front of an Aztec receiver in the end zone for an interception with 1:40 left in the game.
Air Force gained 271 of its 285 yards of offense on the ground, and Haaziq Daniels threw just two passes.
Baylor Bears Weekly Recap
Last game, the Baylor Bears lost 38-27 against the Texas Longhorns as 10-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 56. Baylor has a record of 6-6 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Baylor ranks 37th for total offense, 60th for passing, 32nd for rushing, and 33rd for scoring. Defensively they rank 62nd overall, 83rd against the pass, 45th against the rush, and 67th for points allowed. Also, Baylor ranks 51st for fewest turnovers lost and 33rd for takeaways.
In the summer of 2022, the Baylor Bears were a hot ticket on the future market for both the Big 12 championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff. And head coach Dave Aranda was one of the hottest brands going on the future market. As soon as schools began firing coaches during the season, Aranda was at the top of the list of speculation to take over those programs. But as the season progressed, Baylor was outed as a team that was nowhere near the class of its 2021 Big 12 championship team. Baylor ended up as an also-ran in the Big 12 Conference, far behind the top contenders. And Aranda lost a good deal of shine from his coaching brand. While Baylor will make a bowl game, they are light years away from where they and gamblers expected them to be.
2022 Baylor Bears Schedule
||vs. Texas State
||at Iowa State
||vs. Oklahoma State
||at West Virginia
||at Texas Tech
||vs. Kansas State
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