Mid. Tennessee vs. Arkansas St. Odds
JONESBORO, AR (The Spread) – Arkansas State hosts Middle Tennessee on Saturday at 3PM ET for the Sun Belt Conference Championship.
Both teams come into the game at 8-3 overall and 6-1 in Sun Belt play. The Red Wolves are 7-4 against the spread this season and 4-1 at home while the Blue Raiders are 7-3-1 ATS and 5-1 on the road. Arkansas State has won and covered the spread in three of its last four meetings with Middle Tennessee.
Trends show that the favorite has covered the spread in 8 of the last 9 games in this series while the home team has covered in 4 of the last five meetings between these two. These two teams have hit the over in 6 of the last 8 games in this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Arkansas State is the favorite at home, as the Red Wolves have odds of -9.5 points against Middle Tennessee. The over/under total has been set at 62.5 points. Opening odds had Middle Tennessee favored by 10.5 points. That was the highest the spread ever got. It is currently at its low with the Blue Raiders favored by 9.5 points.
Arkansas State is coming off a 41-34 win at Troy two weeks ago. The Red Wolves have won six straight entering this game. Arkansas State comes into this game averaging 35.6 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 27.7 points per game. The team is being led by quarterback Ryan Aplin, who has thrown for 2,891 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Middle Tennessee is coming off a 24-21 win over Troy at home last week. The Blue Raiders have won four straight coming into this game. Middle Tennessee is averaging 29 points per game on offense this year while the defense is allowing 26.5 points per game. Leading this team is quarterback Logan Kilgore, who has thrown for 2,457 yards and 16 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Middle Tennessee cornerback Jared Singletary is doubtful with a back injury while linebacker Craig Allen is doubtful with a neck injury. Arkansas State defensive back Don Jones is questionable for the game due to a possible suspension.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Arkansas State. The Red Wolves are getting 60% of the wagers with odds of -9.5 points against Middle Tennessee.