Why one would ever bet on a CIC game is beyond me, unless of course you are a plebe trying to earn media privileges next week. Since I no longer have worries regarding when I am permitted to watch television, I decided to put on a little wager with our lone USAFA grad on staff - Scott Lopez. The bet is rather simple: When Navy wins, Scott has to rock a Navy photo on his Twitter handle. If by the off-chance Air Force wins, I will display a photo of his choosing as my Twitter background photo.
Now - let’s get to the matter at hand:
Navy at Air Force (Air Force has a 59.7% win probability per ESPN FPI)
“Welcome to Thin Air.” “Hypoxia Warning.” “Danger, Lack of Oxygen.” - I am sure you have heard all of the cliches, but just in case you haven’t, Air Force certainly uses them as a “selling point.”
Heck, if I didn’t know any better I would think the Air Force Academy was a pretty cool place. I am only kidding of course, all of the service academies are amazing institutions, some of the best in the world actually. But, some are still better than others...which is exactly why I am going with the ESPN FPI special and calling the Navy win!
But, just to show I appreciate everything our little brothers and sisters do for us while in college out in Colorado and later on in their war cubicles, I will pick Air Force covering the 3.5 point spread (Navy is 1-3 ATS this season, Air Force is 2-2).
Straight up - Navy - High Risk, High Reward!
Spread - Air Force (+3.5) - Minor Risk
O/U 48.5 - Over - Moderate Risk
Ultimate pick: Navy 27, Air Force 24