Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 2016 – Idaho vs. Colorado State Odds Trends
The Colorado State Rams are double-digit favorites at best sportsbooks against the Idaho Vandal in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Thursday on ESPN. Both of these teams come into this contest playing really well as they each won four of their last five betting games. This bowl game is huge for Idaho who will be playing in the FCS for just one more season before going to the Big Sky Conference in 2018. It won’t be easy for the Vandals in this game as they face a very potent Colorado State offense. Let’s look at the game and Potato Bowl picks.
Idaho takes on Colorado State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Thursday, December 22nd with a start time of 7 pm Eastern on ESPN.
Potato Bowl Odds at Sports Betting Sites USA
Colorado State -13, total 65
Idaho vs. Colorado State
The 2016 sports betting season for Idaho was one of the best in school history as they went 8-4 and actually made a bowl game. It is the first bowl for the team since 2009. Head coach Paul Petrino led the team to six wins in their last eight games. The Vandals went 8-4 SU and 8-4 ATS this season. They averaged just 28 points per game while giving up nearly 30 per contest. Idaho does have a very good field goal kicker as Austin Rehkrow led the nation in field goals made per game. He is also a great kickoff specialist and one of the top punters in the country.
Idaho went under the total six times and over the total six times.
Colorado State will be in a bowl game for the fourth straight year. The Rams love to run the ball behind a strong offensive line. Izzy Matthews and Dalyn Dawkins were tough to stop and Colorado State also has quarterback Nick Stevens and wide receiver Michael Gallup who had 70 catches and more than 1,000 receiving yards to go with 11 touchdowns.
The Rams averaged 34 points per game while allowing about 27 per contest. CSU went an outstanding 10-2 ATS this season with six games going over and six going under.
The Vandals are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Vandals are 16-36 ATS in their last 52 non-conference games. The Vandals are 7-18-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Rams are 14-3-1 ATS in their last 18 non-conference games. The Rams are 34-16-1 ATS at sports betting online sites in their last 51 games overall. The Rams are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
The Over is 12-4 at sports betting sites USA in the Vandals last 16 non-conference games. The Under is 4-0 in the Rams last 4 non-conference games. The Under is 12-5 in the Rams last 17 vs. a team with a winning record.
Potato Bowl Picks
The Vandals are a nice story but they don’t match up on either side of the ball against the Rams so we’ll lay the points and take Colorado State.