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Vandals visit Bulldogs in Week 8 battle

Idaho VandalsLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
Oct 20, 7:00 PM | Turf of Joe Aillet Stadium

Idaho Vandals vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds


A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Vandals travelling to Louisiana Tech on Saturday to face the Bulldogs.

Backers of the Bulldogs have seen them go 5-1 and 4-1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Vandals are at 1-6 and 1-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Vandals are 3-3, while the Bulldogs are 6-0.

View Idaho vs Louisiana Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bulldogs pegged as 30-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Bulldogs, currently No. 73 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Vandals, who rate No. 116 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 51-13 victory for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana Tech's No. 1-ranked offense (53.8 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 115 at 38 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 317.7 yards per game, more than the Vandals give up through the air (273.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 102-rated road run defense, allowing 241 yards per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.

Idaho was a 38-7 loser in its last match on the road against Texas State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 45 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Idaho didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bobcats as Texas State blasted them 38-7 in Week 7 action.

Louisiana Tech was a 59-57 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (116) made winners of OVER bettors. In Louisiana Tech's last outing, Colby Cameron threw for 450 yards in a losing cause against the Aggies, 59-57 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Vandals at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho's last 8 games on the road
Idaho is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
Idaho is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Idaho is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisiana Tech's last 8 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 12-1-1 ATS in its last 14 games
Louisiana Tech is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Idaho home to San Jose State, Saturday, November 3
Louisiana Tech at New Mexico State, Saturday, October 27