BYU favored by 38.5 against Idaho on Saturday
Idaho Vandals vs BYU Cougars Odds
A key Week 11 battle has the visiting Vandals travelling to BYU on Saturday to face the Cougars.
The Vandals will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 5-4 ATS. Idaho is 5-3 on the totals; BYU is 2-5-1.
Betting Line: BYU were sitting as 38.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 18 (Cougars) and the No. 120 (Vandals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 36--2 result in favor of the Cougars is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's No. 79-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 121 at 42 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 218.4 yards per game, less than the Vandals give up through the air (297 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 120-rated road run defense, allowing 274.4 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 39 in rushing offense at home.
Idaho lost its last outing, a 42-13 result against San Jose State on November 3. Idaho failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point underdog, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total. Idaho was hammered in its last outing, as San Jose State ran up a 42-13 score against them at Kibbie Dome.
BYU was a 41-17 winner in its last match on the road against Georgia Tech. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 58 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Jamaal Williams tore up the turf for 107 rushing yards in the latest Cougars game, a 41-17 win over the Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Vandals at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Idaho's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 7 games
Idaho is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Idaho is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
BYU is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
BYU is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games
Idaho home to UTSA, Saturday, November 17
BYU at San Jose State, Saturday, November 17