NCAAF Matchup - Vandals Spartans Odds Preview
San Jose State Spartans vs Idaho Vandals Odds
The visiting Spartans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Kibbie Dome against the Vandals.
The Spartans will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Vandals are 1-7 ATS. San Jose State is 4-3 on the totals; Idaho is 4-3.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Vandals sat as 16.5-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Vandals - Spartans odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to power ranks. Idaho is rated No. 122 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Spartans sit at No. 17. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 39-2 win for the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 123-ranked offense (16 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 38 at 22.5 PPG. The Vandals passing attack has averaged 235.9 yards per game, more than the Spartans give up through the air (201 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Spartans own the league's No. 47-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 151.5 yards per game when on the road. Idaho, on the other hand, rates No. 106 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
San Jose State was a 31-20 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas State. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as favorites, while the total score (51) made winners of UNDER bettors. David Fales throttled the Bobcats defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 376 yards as San Jose State handed Texas State a 31-20 defeat.
Idaho was a 70-28 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 30-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (98) made winners of OVER bettors. Idaho didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Louisiana Tech blasted them 70-28 in Week 8 action.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Spartans at Vandals trends to consider:
San Jose State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose State's last 6 games
San Jose State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games
Idaho is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Idaho is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Idaho is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
San Jose State at New Mexico State, Saturday, November 10
Idaho at BYU, Saturday, November 10