Arkansas State at Georgia State - 11/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (3-4) at Georgia State Panthers (2-6)
College Football: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Georgia Dome)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers +5 -- Over/Under: 46 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and Georgia State Panthers clash in a Sun Belt college football game Thursday night at the Georgia Dome on ESPNU.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves look to build on their three-game winning streak to get back to an improbable .500 record. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have lost five of their last nine road games. Justice Hansen is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,324 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Hansen is coming off a four-touchdown passing performance against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. Blake Mack and Cam Echols-Luper have combined for 763 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Chris Murray has nine receptions. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ground game is averaging 141.1 yards per contest, and Warren Wand leads the way with 467 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas State is allowing 26.7 points and 419.1 yards per game. Xavier Woodson-Luster leads the Arkansas State Red Wolves with 54 tackles, Chris Odom has six sacks and Blaise Taylor has two interceptions.
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The Georgia State Panthers look for their third home victory of the season to dig out of a rough 2-6 hole. The Georgia State Panthers must win out in order to become bowl eligible. Conner Manning is completing 55.7 percent of his passes for 1,441 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Manning and Aaron Winchester have combined for nine touchdown passes this season. Robert Davis and Glenn Smith have combined for 910 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Todd Boyd has 26 receptions. The Georgia State Panthers ground game is averaging 93.8 yards per contest, and Kyler Neal leads the way with 200 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia State is allowing 23.8 points and 394.5 yards per game. Alonzo McGee leads the Georgia State Panthers with 73 tackles, Mackendy Cheridor has 2.5 sacks and Jerome Smith has three interceptions.
The Red Wolves are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November. The Panthers are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in November. The under is 14-3 in Panthers last 17 games overall and the over is 20-8 in Red Wolves last 28 games overall.
Arkansas State has been a different team from when the season started and all of a sudden the Red Wolves have a chance to save things and sneak into a bowl game. Georgia State continues to play lousy football and has been hard to back no matter who it plays. Arkansas State has also outscored Georgia State by a combined score of 100-44 in the last two meetings. I have to side with the hot Red Wolves and the reasonable chalk.