Vandals take on Aggies in Week 13 contest
Idaho Vandals vs Utah State Aggies Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Vandals on Saturday when they take on the Aggies at Romney Stadium in Week 13 action.
The Aggies are 9-2 so far on the season, and 10-0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Vandals, meanwhile, are 1-10 and 2-9 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Utah State go 3-7 and the Vandals go 7-3 on the totals.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Aggies pegged as 40-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Aggies - Vandals odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Utah State is rated No. 15 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Vandals sit at No. 120. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 44-1 win for the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah State's No. 36-ranked offense (33.5 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 122 at 42.2 PPG. The Aggies passing attack has averaged 281.7 yards per game, less than the Vandals give up through the air (290 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 120-rated road run defense, allowing 270.7 yards per game. Utah State, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Idaho, they were a 34-27 loser as they battled UTSA at home. Idaho failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Mike Scott was good for 116 receiving yards in the Vandals's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 34-27 to the Vandals.
Last time out for Utah State, they were a 48-41 winner as they battled Louisiana Tech on the road. Utah State covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 89 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chuckie Keeton throttled the Bulldogs defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 340 yards as Utah State handed Louisiana Tech a 48-41 defeat.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 10-0
A few Vandals at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing Utah State
Idaho is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah State's last 10 games