Mountain West Football Week 2 Odds
Who are the favorites and underdogs this week
Time to look at the opening odds of Week 2
Week 1 is finally in the books after the extended holiday but now it is time to look at what the sports books are predicting for the Mountain West this week. With some games against FCS schools those matchups there may not be a line.
Idaho State at Utah State (No line)
This is a Thursday night game and a chance for the Aggies new look offense to get off the ground against much easier competition by playing Idaho State.
Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama (-43.5)
Yes, Alabama will more than likely win this game, but hey Howard did upset UNLV this past weekend. Even with the Crimson Tide down a pair of starting linebackers it is next man up. The 43.5 points seems like a lot and is a lot of points to cover regardless of how good Alabama is in comparison to Fresno State.
San Jose State at Texas (-27)
The Spartans are on the road for the first time this season and are taking on an Longhorns team that gave up 51 points to Maryland. San Jose State is probably not good as Maryland but 27 points is a lot to be favored by and especially when Texas gave up more than half a hundred points.
Abilene Christian at Colorado State (NL)
This will give Colorado State a chance to get back on track offensively which struggled against Colorado.
Gardner-Webb at Wyoming (NL)
Perhaps this is the game that will get Josh Allen back to the top of the NFL Draft board in 2018.
Hawaii at UCLA (-23)
This is a lot of points but if anyone saw the Bruins epic comeback against Texas A&M maybe this is warranted. However, the Warriors offense has shown explosiveness the past two weeks. This line actually increased from its initial opening which was 21.5. Hawaii getting back wide receiver John Ursua will go a long way to covering this lie.
UNLV at Idaho (-6.5)
The Rebels are pissed after losing to Howard and then couple that with losing to the Vandals at home last year is possibly a recipe for UNLV to take care of business. That UNLV defense must show up if they want to not just win but cover this line.
Toledo at Nevada (+10.5)
This is a very surprising line for the Wolf Pack to be a double-digit home underdog. The first half against Northwestern was solid for Nevada but the second half things fell apart. This Toledo offense is better than Northwestern’s which might explain this line.
New Mexico State at New Mexico (-7.5)
This game opened up as the Lobos being a 12-point favorite but this rivalry game has money going toward the Lobos. Even the touchdown-plus favorite over the Aggies seems a lot since they gave Arizona State a scare.
Boise State at Washington State (-10)
The Broncos playing two quarterbacks does not bode well against a top 25 program like Washington. However, the Boise State defense and special teams were very good after one game and could be an equalizer up in Pullman.
San Diego State @ Arizona State (-4)
This is basically a point spread for Arizona State being at home. Also consider that the Sun Devils struggled against New Mexico State and San Diego State is a much better team than the Aggies.