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Wyoming 2018 Betting Preview: Cowboys Can Improve Without Josh Allen

Aug 20, 2018 9:06 AM EDT
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Wyoming 2018 Betting Odds

  • To win the Mountain West: +2650
  • To win the Mountain Division: +1150
  • Win Total: 6.5 (over -160, under +130)

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Wyoming 2018 Schedule, Betting Odds

The Action Network Projected Wins: 6.3

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Wyoming Over 6.5 Wins (-160)

Josh Allen’s draft stock was very different than his on-field performance in 2017. Though he was a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft, he ranked an abismal 111th in passing success rate. This year, quarterback duties should fall to redshirt freshman Tyler Vander Waal, who has impressed so far in fall camp.

Wyoming is in great shape, even with Allen’s departure. Head coach Craig Bohl leads a squad that ranks 17th overall in returning production, and an improvement in quarterback play could get the Cowboys over the hump.

Depth at running back, receiver and tight end should keep this offense dynamic. Most noteworthy, five offensive linemen who logged starts in 2017 return to the trenches.

If you like havoc in your defensive diet, you have come to the right team. Wyoming had 38 forced turnovers in 2017, including four interceptions and eight total turnovers in the Potato Bowl.

Wyoming is favored in eight games and has one of the easiest conference schedules in the nation in November. The new quarterback should face a learning curve, but the strength of every unit on both sides of the ball leads us to over 6.5 wins (-160).

With Boise State and Utah State coming to Laramie, Wyoming could dictate how the Mountain West’s Mountain Division plays out.

What else you need to know about Wyoming

The Wyoming over is 6-0 after a bye week since 2014. This situation applies to Boise State, which is also coming off a bye week on Sept. 29.

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