Arkansas St. vs. Georgia Southern Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arkansas State is favored on the road, as the Red Wolves are getting odds of -8.5 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 despite being a 6.5-point underdog. These two meet from Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. The game air lives on ESPN2.
Georgia Southern is 0-3 to start the season following a 52-17 loss at Indiana. The Eagles are 0-2-1 against the spread entering tonight. 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. Werts is also adding 177 rushing 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.
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 against the spread, but are favored for the first time this season. Arkansas State is giving up 30 points and 440 yards per game, including nearly 200 rushing yards per contest. On offense, Arkansas State is 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.
Arkansas State isn’t accustomed to being a road favorite often. However, it’s a spot that should work out tonight. Arkansas State has covered in five straight following a bye week and in five of its last 6 games in October. Georgia Southern is just 1-6 ATS in its last seven home games and 1-6 ATS in its last 7 conference games. I like Arkansas State to go on the road and take care of business tonight.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: ARKANSAS STATE -8.5