Week 12 Mountain West Football Odds
Four of the six lines are double-digits
What team has the best chance to cover?
Week 12 of Mountain West football feature all 12 teams with six games over the weekend. This is a huge weekend for a few teams which are looking to move one step closer or earn bowl eligibility.
Plus the division races are getting tighter and a few more questions could be answered, or if the underdog wins it could cause the use of going through tiebreaker scenarios.
Friday, Nov. 16
Boise State at New Mexico (+19.5)
This matchup for a short period of time was considered a rival and a tough one for Boise State as New Mexico does have a win over the Broncos since the two have been part of the Mountain West.
However, that has changed of late with Boise State easily winning the past two games and expect that to continue. The Lobos offense is not what it was the past few years and is not as potent on the ground and they are going back and forth at quarterback with Sheriron Jones and Coltin Gerhart.
This line is huge so there is some hesitation in taking Boise State to cover.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Colorado State at Utah State (-28)
On the surface, this line seems a lot but that goes away after looking back at how both Utah State and Colorado State. The Rams have not been within 28 points in two of the past three games while the Aggies have won by more than 28 points in prior three straight games and five overall.
These teams have been playing in opposite directions and everyone should go with the hot hand even though this is a huge line.
Air Force at Wyoming (-2.5)
This is possibly the most important game of the day for two teams that are trying to become bowl eligible. Wyoming must win to stay on track but Air Force has an outside shot of still making a bowl game if they lose and get to five wins due to its APR. However, this year could be the first where even some 6-6 teams get left behind.
This is a low-key rivalry game and the Cowboys are getting the edge due to being at home but the way the Falcons are playing when Donald Hammond III is under center it is hard to pick against them in this matchup.
Nevada at San Jose State (-14.5)
Nevada is quietly becoming the team some thought they would at the start of the year. The Wolf Pack are bowl eligible at six wins and getting a seventh would ensure they get to a bowl game this year.
San Jose Stae has been better and could keep this a closer game than this line as its offense is averaging more yards per play the past three weeks. However, the defense has gone the other way so feel safe taking the Wolf Pack to cover.
San Diego State at Fresno State (-12.5)
San Diego State is led by its defense and they are pretty good at not getting blown out so that makes this line tough to take in favor of Fresno State.
However, the Aztecs offense has not been all that great this year and part of that has to be with being healthy but also this week going up against a really good defense it will be tough for the Aztecs to break through and score points. The Bulldogs are more balanced on both sides of the ball compared to San Diego State and that is why this is the one time where leaning the Bulldogs is a good idea.
UNLV at Hawaii (-6.5)
Hawaii must, must, must, must win this game if they are going to make it to a bowl game, and also it would end the Warriors four-game losing streak. This Warriors offense has been shutdown after its hot start when the team was 6-1 and getting votes in the both major polls. Since that time has score more than 20 points just three teams compared to scoring 20-plus in its first six games.
UNLV showed signs of life after its upset win over San Diego State and running back Lexington Thomas looked to be back to his old self by rushing for more than 100 yards. This line seems a touch high and part of that is due to the massive home field advantage, but neither team has been playing great. Hesitantly take Hawaii to cover.