Week 5 Mountain West Football Odds
What line are you most confident in?
Time to take a look at the initial odds for Week 5 of Mountain West football which includes five games and three of those are league games.
There already is some movement in just a few hours as Hawaii at San Jose State game opened with the Warriors as an 8.5-point favorite but that has already moved three points in favor of the road Hawaii team.
Nevada at Air Force (-7)
This is an interesting line because neither defenses are all that great and are going up against offenses that have shown this year to be able to score a lot of points. Being at home gives the Falcons an edge for a few points in the line but beyond that, these two teams are fairly similar in what they allow and give up. Seems like Air Force should be somewhere between a three- to six-point favorite.
Liberty at New Mexico (-6.5)
This line was not released amongst the first wave and now that it is out it has the home Lobos nearly a touchdown favorite, which seems just about right. Liberty does have a 52-10 win over Old Dominion which just upset Virginia Tech, but that is the only win of the year for them.
Boise State at Wyoming (+16)
This is a lot of points for a road team to be favored over another and that is mostly due to how inept the Wyoming offense has been this year. The Cowboys are expected to have running back Nico Evans and tight end Austin Ford back in the lineup up but who knows if that will be enough to not win the game but let alone cover this line.
Boise State’s offense should be able to move the ball and score some points against an elite Wyoming defense, but the other way around is why the Broncos could very well cover this game.
Hawaii at San Jose State (+11.5)
San Jose State is really bad this year, sorry Spartans fans. Hawaii’s offense is cruising along in the passing game behind Cole McDonald who has 20 touchdowns to one interception, completed 66.7 percent of his passes and averaging 351 yards per game. Combine that with San Jose State’s pass defense which is giving up nearly 400 yards per game. This game has the potential to be a blowout.
Toledo at Fresno State (-10)
This game will be a stiff test for Fresno State’s defense as Toledo’s offense is possibly the best that the Bulldogs will see all year, and specifically the passing portion which averages 10.5 yards per attempt. Perhaps the double-digit line is due to the Bulldogs defense being possibly the best which the Rockets have faced. Initially, this line seems a bit too high in favor of Fresno State and odds are it will come down a little bit toward Toledo.