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Bobcats Vandals Betting Preview for Week 7

Idaho VandalsTexas State Bobcats
Oct 13, 7:00 PM | Turf of Bobcat Stadium

Idaho Vandals vs Texas State Bobcats Odds


The Bobcats hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Vandals pay a visit to Bobcat Stadium in Week 7 betting action.

This season the Bobcats are 2-3 overall and 3-2 ATS against the number, while the Vandals are 1-5 and 1-5 ATS. As for the totals, Texas State is 1-3 on the OU, and Idaho is 3-2.

View Idaho vs Texas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Vandals in this one found them as 2-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 107 and the Vandals at No. 111 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 16-6 result in favor of the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas State's No. 95-ranked offense (23.2 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 115 at 38 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 208 yards per game, less than the Vandals give up through the air (288.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 87-rated road run defense, allowing 209 yards per game. Texas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 105 in rushing offense at home.

Idaho was a 26-18 winner in its last match at home against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 44 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Idaho's aerial attack generated 304 yards and the Vandals came away with a 26-18 victory over New Mexico State at Kibbie Dome.

In their last action, Texas State was a 35-14 loser on the road against New Mexico. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (49) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Andy Erickson was good for 100 receiving yards in the Bobcats's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 35-14 to the Bobcats.

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing in October are 2-2
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-5
When playing within the conference are 3-1

A few Vandals at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho's last 7 games on the road
Idaho is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Idaho is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Texas State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Texas State is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Idaho at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, October 20
Texas State at San Jose State, Saturday, October 27