Game Preview - Vandals underdogs vs Cougars at Washington State
Idaho Vandals vs Washington State Cougars Odds
Idaho travels to Washington State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 0-3 mark in Week 4 action with a victory over the Cougars.
The Cougars sit at 2-1 (3-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Vandals are currently 0-3 (1-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Washington State is 1-2 OU, and Idaho is 1-2 OU.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 35-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 57-rated Vandals taking on the No. 22-rated Cougars in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 37-0 win for the Cougars on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington State's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 27.3 PPG, against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 119 this week at 42.3 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 323 yards per game, more than the Vandals secondary allows through the air, 286 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 73-rated road run defense, allowing 224.5 yards per game. Washington State, meanwhile, ranks No. 116 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Idaho, they were a 45-35 loser as they battled Northern Illinois at home. Idaho covered in the match as a 30-point underdog, while 80 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Dezmon Epps did much of the damage, producing 106 receiving yards but Idaho managed to defeat the Vandals 45-35 at Kibbie Dome.
Last time out for Washington State, they were a 48-10 winner as they battled S. Utah at home. Washington State covered in the match as a 21-point favorite, while 58 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Washington State's aerial attack generated 383 yards and the Cougars came away with a 48-10 victory over S. Utah at Martin Stadium.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 0-10
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
A few Vandals at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games on the road
Idaho is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Idaho is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Washington State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho
Washington State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State's last 6 games at home
Washington State is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games at home
Idaho home to Temple, Saturday, September 28
Washington State home to Stanford, Saturday, September 28