Idaho favored by 10 against New Mexico State on Saturday
New Mexico State Aggies vs Idaho Vandals Odds
The Vandals will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Aggies at Kibbie Dome in Week 6 action.
They battle the Aggies, currently with a 1-4 mark (2-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Vandals and 2-2 for the Aggies.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Vandals as 10-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 109 (Vandals) and the No. 118 (Aggies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 20-0 result in favor of the Aggies is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 121-ranked offense (13.4 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 104 at 34.6 PPG. The Vandals passing attack has averaged 222 yards per game, less than the Aggies give up through the air (254 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Aggies feature the league's No. 97-rated road run defense, allowing 235 yards per game. Idaho, meanwhile, ranks No. 97 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for New Mexico State, they were a 35-14 loser as they battled UTSA at home. New Mexico State failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 49 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Last time out for the the Aggies, they were scorched by WinningWR for 105 receiving yards against the Roadrunners in a 35-14 loss at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
In their last action, Idaho was a 66-0 loser on the road against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 27-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (66) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Idaho didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Tar Heels as North Carolina blasted them 66-0 in Week 5 action.
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Aggies at Vandals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Mexico State's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 6 games when playing Idaho
New Mexico State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Idaho
New Mexico State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Idaho
Idaho is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Mexico State
Idaho is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Mexico State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing New Mexico State
Idaho is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
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Idaho at Texas State, Saturday, October 13