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Game Preview - Vandals underdogs vs Bulldogs at Idaho

Fresno State BulldogsIdaho Vandals
Sep 24, 5:00 PM | Turf of Kibbie Dome

Fresno State Bulldogs vs Idaho Vandals Odds

1-2TEAM RECORD1-2

The Idaho Vandals host Fresno State on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-1 ATS mark against the 1-2 Bulldogs in NCAAF action at Kibbie Dome.

The Vandals are 1-2 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Idaho go 1-2 and the Bulldogs go 2-1 on the totals.

View Fresno State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Idaho opened as 6-point underdogs. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Vandals - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to power ranks. Idaho is rated No. 102 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 42. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 22-19 win for the Vandals.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 90-ranked offense (22 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 100 at 33.3 PPG. The Vandals passing attack has averaged 222 yards per game, more than the Bulldogs give up through the air (197.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 64-rated road run defense, allowing 185 yards per game. Idaho, meanwhile, ranks No. 103 in rushing offense at home.

Fresno State was a 27-22 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 28–point spread as favorites, while the total score (49) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Idaho lost its last outing, a 37-7 result against Texas A&M on September 17. Idaho covered in that game as a 35.5-point underdog, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Vandals trends to consider:
Fresno State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Fresno State's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fresno State's last 6 games when playing Idaho
Fresno State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Idaho's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 7 games at home
Idaho is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing Fresno State

Next up:
Fresno State home to Mississippi, Saturday, October 1
Idaho at Virginia, Saturday, October 1