The 31st Cheez-It Bowl features a fascinating match-up between the Air Force Falcons and the Washington State Cougars. The Cougars are 1-0 in this bowl and Air Force is 0-1 in their only appearance in Arizona.
Washington State finished the regular season with a disappointing 6-6 overall record and a 3-6 record in the Pac-12. Wazzou is bowling for the fifth straight season and will look to win their second bowl game in a row. The Cougars are 8-7 all-time in bowl games.
Air Force has a very successful 2019 going 10-2 overall and finishing 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons are back in bowl season for the first time since winning the Arizona Bowl in 2016. Air Force is 12-13-1 all-time in bowl games.
Below is my pick for the Cheez-It Bowl between the Washington State Cougars and the Air Force Falcons. All lines are from the PointsBet Sportsbook.
Washington State Cougars vs Air Force Falcons (-2.5): O/U 67 points (-115/-105)
Washington State finished the regular season with a poor 31-13 loss in the Apple Cup. Wazzou led 10-7 early in the second quarter, but Washington scored 21 unanswered points to put this one away. The Cougs has a disappointing 2019, but did finish the season winning two of their final three games. Away from Pullman, WSU went a dismal 0-5. Washington State is 4-8 against the spread and the over has hit in seven of their 12 games this season.
Air Force ended their regular season with a nice 20-6 win over the Wyoming Cowboys. The Falcons took a 10-0 advantage early in this one and never trailed in this one as they easily disposed of Wyoming. Air Force finished the regular season winning their final seven games of 2019. Away from home, Air Force went 4-2 in 2019. Air Force is 7-5 against the spread and both the over and under have hit in six games this season.
Series History: These two teams have never met before.
Game Prediction: I like Air Force -2.5 in this one.
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