Georgia St. vs. Arkansas St. Total Pick
How will the total play out when two Sun Belt foes collide this Thursday night with Arkansas State hosting Georgia State at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:30PM ET – Centennial Bank Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Arkansas State is favored at home, as the Red Wolves are getting odds of -14 points against Georgia State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 56.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent going on Arkansas State at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Georgia State struggling
The Georgia State Panthers are struggling coming into this game. They are off to just a 2-4 starts, losing four of their last five. Their last loss was 37-20 at Troy on Oct. 4. The Panthers 1-1 in the Sun Belt, 2-3-1 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under total.
GSU has been struggling a great deal on defense this year. The Panthers are giving up 34.2 points and 491.5 yards per game, including 245 rushing yards per game. Offensively, Georgia State is putting up just 22.3 points and 365.7 yards per game. Dan Ellington has led the team with 1,224 passing yards and five touchdowns. He also is the team’s leading rusher with 270 yards and four touchdowns. Penny Hart is the leading receiver with 30 catches for 395 yards and a score.
Arkansas State on a skid
The Red Wolves have lost back-to-back games coming into Thursday’s contest. Arkansas State is now 3-3 overall, 0-2 in the Sun Belt, 1-5 against the spread and 4-2 with the under. The Red Wolves have hit the under in four straight.
Arkansas State is putting up some strong offense numbers in regards to yards, averaging 449 per game. However, it is leading to just 23.5 points per contest. Quarterback Justice Hansen has thrown for 1,538 yards and 11 touchdowns with five interceptions. He also has rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Kirk Merritt is the leading receiver with 38 catches for 311 yards and a score. Defensively, Arkansas State is giving up 30.2 points and 392 yards per game, including 245 rushing yards per contest.
College Football Betting Trends
Georgia State has hit the under in six of its last seven games following a loss and in six of its last eight conference games.
Arkansas State has hit the under in seven of its last eight conference games and in eight of its last 10 following a loss.
Most signs point to an under. The total is healthy enough to allow for a little leeway with a scoring surge. Georgia State isn’t an offense you can expect much from while Arkansas State has struggled a great deal to finish drives. Conference games can often provide some offensive struggles as well, as opponents are familiar with schemes. Both teams struggle to stop the run, so the offensive game plan on both sides will likely lean toward some ball control on the ground. That should also help keep the score lower.
College Football Prediction: Georgia State/Arkansas State Under 56.5