|2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Odds & Preview: Toledo vs. Utah State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:30|
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Odds
Utah State is 10-2 on the season and 10-1-1 against the spread. Toledo comes into the game at 9-3 overall and 7-5 against the spread. Both teams hit the under in 8 of their 11 lined games this season. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Toledo is just 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games against WAC opponents and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games at a neutral site. Utah State is 16-5-1 ATS in its last 22 non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Utah State is the favorite in this bowl game, as the Aggies have been given odds of -10 points against Toledo. The over/under total for the game has been set at 58 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Utah State favored by 8.5 points. The spread never got lower than that, and jumped up to 10 points and has held strong from there.
Utah State is coming into the bowl game on a 6-game winning streak. The Aggies went a perfect 6-0 in WAC play to win the conference championship. The two losses for Utah State came against BYU and Wisconsin by a combined 5 points. On the season, Utah State is averaging 34.4 points per game while allowing just 15.4 points per contest, which ranks eighth in the nation. The offense has been led quarterback Chuckie Keeton, who has thrown for 3,144 yards and 27 touchdowns while rushing for 527 yards and seven scores.
Toledo comes into the bowl game having lost two of their final three games, both by seven points to Ball State and Northern Illinois, as the Rockets went 6-2 in the MAC. Toledo also lost its season opener to Arizona by just seven points. Toledo is averaging 32.9 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 27.3 points per contest. The offense is being led by quarterback Terrance Owens, who has thrown for 2,677 yards and 14 touchdowns. Running back David Fluellen has added 1,460 yards and 13 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Utah State cornerback Quinton Byrd is out with a knee injury. Toledo defensive end Keenen Gibbs is out for the game with a knee injury as well.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Utah State. The Aggies are getting 69% of the wagers with odds of -10 points against Toledo on Saturday afternoon.