2018 Mountain West Championship Game Picks
Who do the outsiders pick between Boise State and Fresno State?
Computers, national picks for conference title game.
Our staff made our picks for the Mountain West title game and as a group, we lean toward Boise State winning back-to-back conference title games. Now let’s take a look around the country for picks to this game.
This is a very odd score which has Fresno State winning by double-digits. Not sure what formula or ways that this website uses especially since they set lines and this game is nearly a pick’em as Boise State is a 1.5-point favorite.
Mountain West talk begins at the 1:51 mark
No. 25 Fresno State at No. 22 Boise State (Under 52.5): Expect a similar kind of game the second time around, and if these two combined for 41 points in the first game, and you’re giving me a total of 52.5 in the rematch, well, it seems like an obvious choice, doesn’t it? The fact the under has gone 4-0 in the last four meetings, and 5-1 in the last six meetings in Boise doesn’t hurt either. Boise State 27, Fresno State 20
Gill Alexander, VSIN @beatingthebook: Boise State
@JeffFeyerer, CFN: Fresno State
@PeteFiutak, CFN: Boise State
@DanHarralson, VolsWire.com: Fresno State
@PhilHarrisonBW, BuckeyeWire.com: Boise St
@IsaiahHole, WolverinesWire.com: Fresno State
@JeremyMauss, MWwire.com: Boise State
Shannon McKinley, TicketCity.com: Boise State
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Fresno State
@CrowleySullivan, SpartansWire.com: Boise State
@JoeVitale, UGAwire.com: Boise State
Ben Worgull, BadgersInsider, @TheBadgerNation: Boise St
@Ryann_Zeller, FrogsWire.com: Boise State
Clucko The Chicken (a coin flip): Boise State
CONSENSUS: Boise State
Can Fresno State protect the quarterback? The Bulldogs have allowed the seventh-fewest sacks in the FBS, but Boise State’s defense has the eighth-most sacks. The Broncos sacked Marcus McMaryion three times in the first meeting. Boise State needed a fourth-quarter comeback on Nov. 9 and will win another close one here. Pick: Boise State 20-17.
The Broncos and Bulldogs played this game on Nov. 9, and Boise State won 24-17. This is the fourth meeting in two years, and that familiarity means one or two turnovers can make the difference. We will stick with the defending Mountain West champions. Boise State wins 24-20.
Boise State 27, Fresno State 26