Week 2 odds - Vandals vs. Cowboys
Idaho Vandals vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds
Idaho travels to Wyoming on Saturday, hoping to boost its 0-1 mark in Week 2 action with a victory over the Cowboys.
This season the Cowboys are 0-1 overall and 1-0 ATS against the number, while the Vandals are 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. As for the totals, Wyoming is 1-0 on the OU, and Idaho is 0-1.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 23 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cowboys, currently No. 34 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Vandals, who rate No. 102 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 26--5 victory for the Cowboys.
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