Mountain West football betting lines: A first look at Week 3

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Time to take a look at the early odds for this weeks games.

Week 3 of Mountain West football is here, so lets take a look at the early betting lines for these games.

AIR FORCE FALCONS @ BOISE ST. BRONCOS
8:00 PM ET Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Air Force (1-1) (0-0 A) L-1 52.0 52 n/a n/a n/a
Boise State (1-1) (1-0 H) W-1 -24 -23 n/a n/a n/a
NEW MEXICO LOBOS @ PITTSBURGH PANTHERS
12:30 PM ET Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
New Mexico (1-1) (1-0 A) W-1 52.0 52 n/a n/a n/a
Pittsburgh (0-1) (0-1 H) L-1 -20.5 -21 n/a n/a n/a
FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS @ COLORADO BUFFALOES
2:05 PM ET Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Fresno State (2-0) (0-0 A) W-2 -10 -9.5 n/a n/a n/a
Colorado (2-0) (1-0 H) W-2 70.0 70 n/a n/a n/a
CAL POLY-SLO MUSTANGS @ COLORADO STATE RAMS
3:30 PM ET Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Cal Poly Slo (1-1) (0-1 A) L-1 n/a n/a n/a
Colorado State (0-2) (0-1 H) L-2 -11.5 -10 n/a n/a n/a
3:30 PM ET Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Nevada (1-1) (0-1 A) W-1 64.0 66 n/a n/a n/a
Florida State (1-0) (0-0 H) W-1 -35 -32 n/a n/a n/a
NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS @ WYOMING COWBOYS
4:00 PM ET Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Northern Colorado (1-1) (0-0 A) L-1 52.5 52.5 n/a n/a n/a
Wyoming (1-1) (1-0 H) W-1 -27 -25 n/a n/a n/a
WEBER STATE WILDCATS @ UTAH STATE AGGIES
8:00 PM ET Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Weber State (1-1) (0-1 A) L-1 59.0 59 n/a n/a n/a
Utah State (1-1) (0-0 H) W-1 -31.5 -36 n/a n/a n/a
CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS @ UNLV REBELS
10:00 PM ET Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Central Michigan (1-1) (0-1 A) W-1 56.5 56.5 n/a n/a n/a
UNLV (0-2) (0-1 H) L-2 -16 -7 n/a n/a n/a

For starters, I am shocked that all of the FCS games have lines on them. The most interesting line is that somehow UNLV was favored at 16 points when the line was first released, but then a ton of action went toward Central Michigan. Now, UNLV is a touchdown favorite at home, and that still seems to be too much when going off of UNLV's past two performances.

No other game has had a swing from public perception, the only one to have a decent move is the Utah State vs. Weber State where the line bumped up to 36 after starting at 31.5 and the other is that Florida State started as a 35-point favorite over Nevada and is now at 32.

That spread of over 30 points in favor of Florida State seems way too much, but then again Florida State looks to be much better than UCLA and Nevada did not exactly play them all that close.

Fresno State is just under a double-digit favorite over Colorado at 9.5 but that should be much higher. Go back and review last years beat down where Fresno State won 69-14. Colorado is better but they are not that much better.

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