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Mountain West football Week 1 odds

We take an early look at the Mountain West odds.

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Normally when we do these odds posts it is when they first come out, but most of the Week 1 odds have been out for sometime. Also, with a slew of FCS games we will not be listed those here. Also new this year we will be doing a video later in the week at our Facebook page to make picks and discuss any changes in the lines.

Friday, Sept, 2

8:05 PM ET Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Colorado State (0-0) (0-0 A) 51.0 56.5 56% n/a 100%
Colorado (0-0) (0-0 H) -10 -8 44% n/a 0%

The Rocky Mountain Showdown has been fairly even since 2000 with Colorado winning 10 of the 16 games. This one is a hard to predict as Colorado State is still trying to figure out who is going to be their quarterback, which is down to three people and head coach Mike Bobo is keeping that decison close to the vest. With the game a week out, my pick is for Colorado State to cover the current eight points, but with the QB juggling by the Rams they will not be victorious.

Saturday, Sept, 3

12:00 PM ET Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Hawaii (0-1) (0-1 A) L-1 52.0 54.5 45% n/a n/a
Michigan (0-0) (0-0 H) -41 -41.5 55% n/a n/a

The Warriors world tour continues as they go from Sydney in front of 61,000 to a bigger venue in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and this time they are an absurd 41-point underdog vs. the Wolverines. This one is easy, Hawaii will lose but cover as this is just too many points.

12:00 PM ET Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Boise State (0-0) (0-0 A) -19.5 -20 63% n/a 0%
Louisiana-Lafayette (0-0) (0-0 H) 60.5 63.5 38% n/a 0%

Louisiana-Lafayette is at home and they are a so, so team when looking at their preseason predictions where they were pegged anywhere from second to fifth in the preseason magazines about the Sun Belt. Twenty points is a lot so in the opener the early pick is Boise State to win but not cover.

7:00 PM ET Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
San Jose State (0-0) (0-0 A) 191.5 70 23% n/a 0%
Tulsa (0-0) (0-0 H) -8 -4 77% n/a 0%

This line has swung back towards the Spartans and is just a four-point line. The key will be the Tulsa offense against the San Jose State secondary which has been quite good over the past few years. This early pick I am leaning toward Tulsa winning and covering the four points.

8:00 PM ET Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Fresno State (0-0) (0-0 A) 60.0 62 69% n/a 100%
Nebraska (0-0) (0-0 H) -29.5 -28.5 31% n/a 0%

We will cut to the chase here. Nebraska will win and cover. Until Fresno State shows signs of improvement it is hard to pick them to keep it close, even against a mediocre Big Ten team like Nebraska. Perhaps, newly minted starter Chason Virgil will surprise.

10:30 PM ET Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
Northern Illinois (0-0) (0-0 A) -10.5 -10 9% n/a 100%
Wyoming (0-0) (0-0 H) 58.0 55.5 91% n/a 0%

This is the most difficult game to call as this is not likely the typical Northern Illinois team that has won multiple MAC titles, and then there is Wyoming who has possibly the most criminally underrated back in the country in Brian Hill. Maybe this is my stupid upset pick but this week early prediction Wyoming will get the victory.