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Roadrunners visit Vandals in Week 12 NCAAF clash

UTSA RoadrunnersIdaho Vandals
Nov 17, 5:00 PM | Turf of Kibbie Dome

UTSA Roadrunners vs Idaho Vandals Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Roadrunners on Saturday when they take on the Vandals at Kibbie Dome in Week 12 action.

They bring a 1-9 record (2-8 ATS) to the Week 12 battle against the 6-4 Roadrunners, who are 5-3 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Idaho go 6-3 so far and the Roadrunners go 4-2.

View UTSA vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Vandals here saw them open at 5Dimes as 6-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Vandals - Roadrunners odds would favor the Roadrunners if the lines were set according to power ranks. Idaho is rated No. 120 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Roadrunners sit at No. 55. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 31-2 win for the Roadrunners.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Idaho's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 15.4 PPG, against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 70 this week at 28.7 PPG. The Vandals aerial game is averaging 230.6 yards per game, less than the Roadrunners secondary allows through the air, 259.7 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Roadrunners own the league's No. 45-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 149.4 yards per game when on the road. Idaho, on the other hand, rates No. 112 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

UTSA was a 31-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against McNeese State. There was no line on the game due to the fact a non-board team was involved. The Roadrunners grabbed a Week 11 victory over the Cowboys in their last game, winning 31-24 at Alamodome.

In their last action, Idaho was a 52-13 loser on the road against BYU. They covered the 40-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (65) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Idaho was hammered in its last outing, as BYU ran up a 52-13 score against them at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

UTSA Roadrunners Trends:
When playing in November are 1-1
When playing on turf are 5-4
After being outgained are 1-2
When playing within the conference are 1-3

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Roadrunners at Vandals trends to consider:
UTSA is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho's last 8 games
Idaho is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Idaho is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Idaho is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
UTSA home to Texas State, Saturday, November 24
Idaho at Utah State, Saturday, November 24