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Idaho Potato Bowl: Aztecs vs Bulls Preview

Buffalo Bulls San Diego State Aztecs

Buffalo and San Diego State will make their way to Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho for December 21 as they take to the gridiron for this year's Idaho Potato Bowl.

Both prior Famous Idaho Potato Bowls played UNDER the total. Before that, the game was known as the Humanitarian Bowl and betting was often taken down to the wire. In three of the most recent seven editions of this game, the game was decided by a single point.

San Diego State boasts a better resume among these 7-5 teams as they enjoyed some bigger victories on the year. However, Buffalo was an early odds favorite according to GTbets.eu.

The Aztecs sit at 7-5 (6-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 8-4 (8-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Diego State is 6-6 OU, and Buffalo is 8-4 OU.

View Buffalo Bulls vs San Diego State Aztecs Odds and Stats.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Aztecs at No. 66 and the Bulls at No. 35 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 34-22 result in favor of the Bulls.

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In their last action, Buffalo was a 24-7 loser at home against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (31) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. San Diego State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Rebels as UNLV blasted them 45-19 in Week 14 action.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego State's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 28.17 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 22.33 PPG. The Aztecs aerial game is averaging 262.25 yards per game, more than the Bulls secondary allows through the air, 216.58 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Bulls own the league's No. 85-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 198.17 yards per game when on the road. San Diego State, on the other hand, rates No. 81 this week in generating rushing yards at home.