The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl takes place on Tuesday, December 22, and features the Akron Zips taking on the Utah State Aggies. The game at Albertsons Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Utah State is a solid favorite to win.
The Zips are 7-5 SU and 7-5 ATS so far this season. The total has gone OVER the line in five of their games, and UNDER in the other seven. They are coming off of a 20-0 win over Kent State, where they won against the spread as 10 ½ point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 38 point line set by sport gambling pros in that one.
The Aggies are 6-6 SU and 5-7 ATS overall this year. The total has gone OVER in nine of their games, with it going UNDER the line in three. They are coming off of a 51-28 loss to BYU, where they lost against the spread as 3 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 51 point line set by the sportsbook in that game.
Akron is 4-0 ATS overall lately, and 5-1 ATS after a win spreadwise. They are 2-5 ATS in non-conference games, and 5-1 ATS coming off of a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against non-conference teams, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 on Tuesday. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 following a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 30 of their last 43 games overall.
Utah State is 7-3 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 3-7 ATS in non-conference play. They are 0-4 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 0-4 ATS overall lately. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent bowl games, and OVER in all 5 of their recent games after a loss spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 10 games overall, and UNDER in 6 of their last 7 games in December.
These teams have never met before. For Tuesday's bowl game, the Aggies are a solid 6 point favorite in the betting odds. The over/under is set at 48 ½ points. On the moneyline, Akron is a +215, with Utah State listed at -255.