The latest odds for the upcoming week of college football are here, and in the Mountain West four of the six games feature double-digit favorites; four of those are 14 or more points.
The final regular season week has plenty at stake for many Mountain West teams. Utah State needs only a home win over Wyoming to make it to the inaugural Mountain West title game, if Wyoming upsets the Aggies they earn a bowl bid, Colorado State needs a win to become bowl eligible and the same goes for San Jose State who host Fresno State.
Fresno State at San Jose State (+10): The Spartans can still get a bowl berth if they can upset the Bulldogs at home, but look for Fresno State to be motivated as they are no longer in line for a BCS bowl bid. Look for Fresno State to come out swinging and easily cover the 10 points.
BYU at Nevada (+14.5): Nevada has the ability to put up some points, at times, but BYU's defense should be able to contain what the Wolf Pack is bringing. The Wolf Pack defense has shown to give up some big plays and the BYU offense has plenty of options. Having said that, this will be a close one in terms of the point-spread, and early in the week I think Nevada will just barely cover.
Air Force at Colorado State (-14): The Rams should be primed to go after faltering to Utah State offensively. Look for a big game in the ground game and for Colorado State to play very well since a win will get them to bowl eligibility. The Rams should cover the 14 points.
Wyoming at Utah State (-20): There is a lot at stake in Bridger's Battle, for starters the winner gets a rifle. If Utah State wins they earn a trip to the Mountain West title game, and if Wyoming pulls off the upset they become bowl eligible. Twenty points is a lot since Wyoming's offense can put up some points, but they actually face a good defense this week. Wyoming should score enough to cover this spread, but Utah State should win by at least 10 points.
New Mexico at Boise State (-35): Any time a team gets a line this hight it is almost second nature to take the underdog, but New Mexico is missing their two best players in quarterback Cole Gautsche and running back Kasey Carrier. If one is going to make a friendly wager on this game they would be best inclined to wait until the Utah State vs. Wyoming game goes. If Utah State wins then Boise State is shutout of the title game and probably will lack motivation, but if the Aggies lose then the Broncos can get back into the Mountain West title game with a win. At this point, go with New Mexico to cover.
San Diego State at UNLV (+3): The Aztecs are a road favorite at the Rebels is not all that shocking; UNLV has been up and down this year. This game is for bowl jockeying position and beyond that not much else is on the line. There should be some entertaining football in this game, but the way the Aztecs have been playing they should cover and win.
Army at Hawaii (-4.5): This is Hawaii's last chance to avoid being shutout of the win column for the 2013 season. The Warriors are favored and that likely has to do with this being a home game as well Army having to fly from New York to Hawaii. Just for the heck off I am going with Hawaii to cover and get the win.
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