BYU won ten of its last eleven regular-season games to win the league by one game over UNLV, who finished 12-4 according to basketball betting stats. Air Force lost its final three games and they missed out on a tourney bid and frustrated gamblers that took them on the college basketball betting lines.
College basketball betting lines experts think that the conference as a whole will probably take a step back this season. BYU went 13-3 in the conference last year but they lost three starters including Keena Young. They still have Trent Plaisted and he is one of the best players in the conference according to college basketball betting lines experts. The other returning starter for BYU is wing Lee Cummard, one of the best three-point shooters in the league according to college basketball betting lines experts. Utah has arguably the best inside-outside combination in the conference in guard Johnnie Bryant and big man Luke Nevill according to basketball betting experts. Bryant is a good scorer, while Nevill is one of the best centers in the country as college basketball betting lines experts see it.
UNLV loses four starters but returns all-conference guard Wink Adams. He is one of the best all-around players in the league according to college basketball betting lines experts. Wyoming has one of the best backcourts in the country in Brandon Ewing and Brad Jones, who combined for 38 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game last year according to college basketball betting lines experts. San Diego State was expected to have a big year last season, but the Aztecs struggled early versus the college basketball betting lines. They return one of the better backcourts in the conference in Richie Williams and wing Lorrenzo Wade and they can impact basketball betting odds. New Mexico finished tied for last in the league last year, going 4-12 in conference play but they return four starters and have a great new coach in Steve Alford who will make them tough versus the college basketball betting lines.
TCU tied for last a year ago but returns four starters according to college basketball betting lines experts led by all-conference forward Kevin Langford. Air Force was set for an NCAA bid last season but lose four starters according to basketball betting experts. Colorado State loses standout center Jason Smith, but returns a potential star big man in Stuart Creason according to college basketball betting lines experts.