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Idaho Vandals vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds
The Cowboys will do battle with the visiting Idaho Vandals on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.
They battle the Vandals, currently with a 0-1 mark (0-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Cowboys and 0-1 for the Vandals.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 23-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 Cowboys sit at No. 34 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Vandals are at No. 102 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cowboys will win this game 26--5.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wyoming's No. 46-ranked offense (34 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 98 at 40 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 383 yards per game, less than the Vandals give up through the air (404 YPG on average).
Last time out for Idaho, they were a 40-6 loser as they battled North Texas on the road. Idaho failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point underdog, while 46 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Idaho didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Mean Green as North Texas blasted them 40-6 in Week 1 action.
In their last action, Wyoming was a 37-34 loser on the road against Nebraska. They covered the 31-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (71) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brett Smith led the way last time out for the Cowboys, connecting for 383 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 37-34 loss to the Cowboys at Memorial Stadium.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 0-10
Wyoming Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Vandals at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Idaho's last 12 games on the road
Idaho is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Idaho is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wyoming's last 6 games
Wyoming is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Wyoming is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Wyoming is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Idaho home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, September 14
Wyoming home to N. Colorado, Saturday, September 14