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Idaho VandalsNew Mexico State Aggies
Oct 15, 8:00 PM | Grass of Aggie Memorial Stadium

Idaho Vandals vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

1-5TEAM RECORD2-3

The Aggies will do battle with the visiting Idaho Vandals on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Vandals will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Aggies are 3-2 ATS. Idaho is 2-4 against the total, while New Mexico State is 3-2 versus the number.

View Idaho vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Aggies were listed as 3-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Aggies rated this week at No. 112 and the Vandals sitting at No. 119. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 23-17 result in favor of the Aggies this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico State's No. 81-ranked offense (25.6 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 81 at 29.3 PPG. The Aggies passing attack has averaged 285.2 yards per game, more than the Vandals give up through the air (284.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 50-rated road run defense, allowing 150.5 yards per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, ranks No. 119 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Idaho, they were a 24-11 loser as they battled Louisiana Tech at home. Idaho failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 35 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New Mexico State was a 42-28 winner in its last match on the road against New Mexico. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 70 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9

A few Vandals at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 5 games on the road
Idaho is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Mexico State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Idaho's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games when playing New Mexico State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 5 games when playing Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 6 games
New Mexico State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Idaho

Next up:
Idaho home to Hawaii, Saturday, October 29
New Mexico State at Hawaii, Sunday, October 23

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