Week 11 Mountain West Football Odds: Friday Night Is A Huge GAme
Only conference games this weekend.
Fresno State at Boise State is the big one.
November football is show me something football and in Week 11 of the Mountain West has a huge game to kickoff the weekend when Fresno State travels to Boise State.
Fresno State at Boise State (+3)
Frseno State has just one win in 10 tries, and the only win came over 30 years ago in 1984. So, could this be the year? This is the best year ever for the Bulldogs to get the win if there was one, however, for some reason, Fresno State has had troubles playing at Boise. One clear reason is that Boise State is really good but Fresno State just struggles on the road there on the blue.
Last year, Fresno State was close in the title game but the Broncos defense pulled it off with a late Leighton Vander Esch interception.
As for this game, Fresno State has played better than Boise State and it is not just because of its record but that they are rolling through the competition at a better clip than the Broncos. To date, this should be the best conference game in 2018 and the early lean is to take Fresno State to win and over, even at the less than ideal three-point line.
New Mexico at Air Force (-13.5)
Assuming Donald Hammond III gets the start, as he should since he came in relief last week, then this line should easily be covered by Air Force. Part of that is because the Falcons are a much better team with him under center and also that New Mexico has quarterback issues of its own.
Head coach Bob Davie is not sure if Coltin Gerhart will get his second consecutive start or will Sheriron Jones reclaim the starting job.
San Jose State at Utah State (-31)
This line is huge but the Aggies have been covering huge lines all year and have done so five times when it was over 10 points. This 31-point line actually increased this week as it started at 29.5 points. The Aggies are that good and San Jose State, while playing better, is not a good team this year. Thirty-one points is a lot of points so if you place a few jelly beans on this game do so at your own risk.
UNLV at San Diego State (-22.5)
Another huge line and while San Diego State is getting healither with running back Juwan Washington and quarterback Christian Chapman back in the lineup might make it appealling to take the Aztecs and the points.
The counterargument is that San Diego State struggled score points even with their star players in this game. UNLV has been a mess with quarterback Armani Rogers out for the past few games. Rogers was healthy enough to dress in last week’s game but he did not play. If he is back under center then taking the Rebels to cover could be the smart play.
Colorado State at Nevada (-14)
This one is interesting. Nevada has been playing better of late on both sides of the ball, so the thinking of taking Colorado State to cover just because of a poor Wolf Pack defense doesn’t hold up here. Both offenses will score a lot of points but with the Nevada defense playing better and coupled with the Rams rushing attack being so-so could make for some easy money.