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Cavaliers host Vandals in Week 5 action

Idaho VandalsVirginia Cavaliers
Oct 1, 3:30 PM | Grass of Scott Stadium

Idaho Vandals vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds


Week 5 action on Saturday will see the Cavaliers looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Vandals visit Scott Stadium.

The Cavaliers sit at 2-2 (1-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Vandals are currently 1-3 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia is 1-3 OU, and Idaho is 2-2 OU.

View Idaho vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Cavaliers pegged as 17-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 41-rated Cavaliers and the No. 115-ranked Vandals, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 32-16 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 66-ranked offense (28.8 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 102 at 32.8 PPG. The Cavaliers passing attack has averaged 243.2 yards per game, less than the Vandals give up through the air (301.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 50-rated road run defense, allowing 140 yards per game. Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 40 in rushing offense at home.

Idaho was a 48-24 loser in its last match at home against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 72 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Virginia, they were a 30-24 loser as they battled Southern Miss at home. Virginia failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 54 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 5-5

A few Vandals at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Idaho's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Idaho's last 21 games on the road
Idaho is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games
Virginia is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games at home
Virginia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Idaho home to Louisiana Tech, Saturday, October 8
Virginia home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 15