2017 Odds to Win Mountain West Conference
With the 2017 College Football Season ready to begin, there are many teams that have the ambition of capturing the Mountain West Conference championship. For the last two years, San Diego State has been the team that has hoisted the hardware, but it will be a difficult task to retain as they have a lot of competition from one of the deepest mid-major conferences in the FBS. Here are our insights on the top Mountain West Conference favorites to win, along with our top pick for the conference dark horse. The betting odds to win the Mountain West Conference for the 2017-18 season have been provided by 5Dimes.
SAN DIEGO STATE +100 - San Diego State has a huge target on its back as the two-time defending Mountain West champ. The Aztecs will have their hands full as they will have to replace one of the game’s hidden gems at running back, Donnel Pumphrey. Pumphrey has graduated and moved on the NFL but he made statements yet again in 2016, when he found pay dirt over 20 times spanning the regular season. Showing shades of Ronnie Hillman, Pumphrey carried the Aztecs to 11-3 despite being what is considered as an undersized running back be that he is only 5’9, 180 pounds. Such a huge loss raises many interesting queries as to whether the Aztecs can supplement this setback against a very deep conference. The Aztecs are a risky play.
BOISE STATE +325 - The Broncos are the name brand team of the Mountain West, as they are arguably the most successful mid-major team in NCAA history. With such achievements and accolades, the Broncos are always in the discussion for conference and sometimes national implications, but as such they also likely require lumber to take action on. The Broncos have taken a step back in the past two seasons compared to what they have done previously and we recommend staying off them as a premium is likely assessed in wagering on them by namesake alone.
COLORADO STATE +400 – There is heightened optimism and enthusiasm for the Rams under the captainship of Coach Mike Bobo, as Colorado State’s offense is primed to be perhaps one of the best in the country. The Rams feature a robust and efficient rushing attack that features a three-headed monster of Dalyn Dawkins, Izzy Matthews and Marvin Kinsey who accumulated over 2,000 yards in 2016. Additionally, stand-out wide receiver Michael Gallup can serve to be the second coming of Rashad Higgins for the Rams and thus Colorado State may finally have its day in the sun.
TOP DARK HORSE:
AIR FORCE +2500 – The Falcons have won 10 games or more in two of their past three seasons and much of this comes from their unique and systematic approach. The USAF love to employ the triple option. The vaunted Falcon spread hybrid is like Novocain, give it time and it can work on anyone. Thus, the Falcons have always been relevant in the Mountain West title race for the last three seasons and own a three-game winning streak against Boise State, which has been instrumental in the ultimate finality of this conference. With a 2-1 record against their arch rival Colorado State in these previous three seasons, the Falcons will have a say in the outcome of the Mountain West as they own an emotional edge against two of the top favorites to win the conference. If things go their way, they may just capture the Mountain West title in 2017.
Odds to Win the MWC Title
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- San Diego State +150
- Boise State +150
- Colorado State +400
- Wyoming +800
- Air Force +2000
- New Mexico +2800
- Utah State +3300
- Hawaii +4000
- Nevada +5000
- UNLV +3300
- San Jose State +6600
- Fresno State +10000
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