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Rebels battle Vandals in Week 9 odds

Idaho VandalsMississippi Rebels
1-6October 26, 2013, 07:30 | Vaught-Hemingway Stadium4-3

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Vandals on Saturday when they take on the Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Week 9 action.

The Rebels sport records of 4-3 and 4-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Vandals sit at 1-6 and 3-4 ATS on the season. The over under records are 3-4 for the Rebels and 3-4 for the Vandals.

View Idaho Vandals vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as -40.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The game pits the Rebels, currently No. 45 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Vandals, who rate No. 119 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 28-2 victory for the Rebels.

Idaho lost its last outing, a 48-24 result against Arkansas State on October 12. Idaho covered in that game as a 27-point underdog, while the 72 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Idaho got a 150-yard performance from James Baker, but Arkansas State prevailed 48-24. Bo Wallace throttled the Tigers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 346 yards as Mississippi handed LSU a 27-24 defeat.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi's No. 73-ranked offense (28.71 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 123 at 43.14 PPG. The Rebels passing attack has averaged 271 yards per game, less than the Vandals give up through the air (321.43 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Vandals own the league's No. 71-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 177.5 yards per game when on the road. Mississippi, on the other hand, rates No. 60 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Vandals at Rebels trends to consider:
Idaho is 3-21-1 SU in its last 25 games
Idaho is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games
Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Idaho at Texas State, Saturday, November 2nd
Mississippi at Arkansas, Saturday, November 9th