LSU favored by 42 against Idaho on Saturday
Idaho Vandals vs LSU Tigers Odds
The Tigers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Vandals at Tiger Stadium in Week 3 action.
Backers of the Tigers have seen them go 2-0 and 1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Vandals are at 0-2 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Vandals are 0-1, while the Tigers are 1-1.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Tigers pegged as 42-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 5-rated Tigers and the No. 121-rated Vandals in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 52-7 win for the Tigers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up LSU's No. 21-ranked offense (41 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 51 at 20.5 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 193.5 yards per game, less than the Vandals give up through the air (271.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Vandals own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 90 yards per game when on the road. LSU, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Idaho was a 21-13 loser on the road against Bowling Green. They covered the 17-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (34) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, Idaho's aerial attack generated 352 yards but it was the Falcons coming away with a 21-13 victory over Idaho at Doyt Perry Stadium.
Last time out for LSU, they were a 41-3 winner as they battled Washington at home. LSU covered in the match as a 23.5-point favorite, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Alfred Blue tore up the turf for 101 rushing yards in the latest Tigers game, a 41-3 win over the Huskies at Tiger Stadium.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on grass are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 10-0
When playing outside the conference are 10-0
A few Vandals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games on the road
Idaho is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
LSU is 23-1 SU in its last 24 games at home
LSU is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games
Idaho home to Wyoming, Saturday, September 22
LSU at Auburn, Saturday, September 22