BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 22: Tim Jefferson Jr. #7 of the Air Force Falcons looks for a receiver against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
The Falcons are comfortable favorites as they host the UNLV Rebels.
At 5-5, the Air Force Falcons are fighting for bowl eligibility. They need to win one of their final two games, and that starts on Saturday when they host the UNLV Rebels, who come into the game with a 2-7 overall record. The Rebels are obviously out of bowl contention themselves, but with three games left to play, they have ample opportunity to improve on last year's 2-11 record.
According to oddshark.com, Vegas likes the Falcons' chances at gaining bowl eligibility this week. The Falcons are 23 1/2 point favorites, which is up a point from where the line opened earlier this week. If money coming in on UNLV caused the line to be bumped a tad, maybe it's because the Falcons are 0-6 against the spread at home this season, which might point towards the game being closer than many might expect. Although, the Rebels, for their part, are only 1-4 against the spread on the road in 2011.
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