Arkansas St. vs. G. Southern Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arkansas State is favored on the road, as the Red Wolves are getting odds of -7 points against Georgia Southern. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 55 points. Arkansas State won last year’s meeting, 27-26, while going under the 53.5-point total. These two meet from Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. The game air lives on ESPN2.
Arkansas State is off to a 1-2 start following a 44-21 loss at SMU on Sept. 23. The Red Wolves are 2-1 with the under thus far. Arkansas State is giving up 30 points and 440 yards per game, including nearly 200 rushing yards per contest. On offense, Arkansas State has a solid unit. The Red Wolves are averaging 35 points and 472.3 yards per game. Justice Hansen has thrown for 985 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the offense. Warren Wand is the leading rusher with 215 yards and two touchdowns.
Georgia Southern is 0-3 to start the season following a 52-17 loss at Indiana. The Eagles are 2-1 with the under this season as well. Georgia Southern hasn’t had much offense, averaging just 12 points and 257.3 yards per game this season. Their pass attack is putting up only 78 yards per contest. Shai Werts is the quarterback and he has 230 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. He also is the leading rusher with 177 yards while L.A. Ramsby has 170 yards on the ground. Defensively, Georgia Southern is allowing 38.3 yards and 425.3 yards per contest. The Eagles are struggling against the run, allowing 259.3 yards per contest.
The total isn’t set too high, but that is likely due to Georgia Southern’s offensive ineptitude. The Eagles have struggled to go over in many situations. Georgia Southern is 6-1 with the under in its last seven home games and in seven of its last nine conference games. Arkansas State is 6-1 with the under in its last seven road games. I see another under hitting on Wednesday.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: ARKANSAS STATE/GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNDER 55