Arkansas State at South Alabama - 10/13/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-3) at South Alabama Jaguars (3-2)
College Football: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Ladd Peebles Stadium)
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars +5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and South Alabama Jaguars square off Tuesday night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are looking for their first road win that would give them a .500 record. James Tabary is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 788 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. Tabary has thrown four picks in his last two games. J.D. McKissic and Tres Houston have combined for 417 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Dijon Paschal has 10 receptions. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ground game is averaging 192.8 yards per contest, and Michael Gordon leads the way with 455 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, ASU is allowing 32.2 points and 390.6 yards per game. Khari Lain leads the Red Wolves with 32 tackles, Ja'Von Rolland-Jones has three sacks and Rocky Hayes has three interceptions. Daniel Keith is out with an ankle injury.
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The South Alabama Jaguars look for a big home victory that would give them their fourth win of the year. Cody Clements is completing 51.9 percent of his passes for 1,131 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Clements has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Gerald Everett and Josh Magee have combined for 676 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while D.J. Vinson has 10 receptions. The South Alabama Jaguars ground game is averaging 137.8 yards per contest, and Xavier Johnson leads the way with 411 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, USA is allowing 35.8 points and 405.2 yards per game. Jeremy Reaves leads the Jaguars with 41 tackles, Kalen Jackson has two interceptions and E.J. May has three pass deflections.
The Red Wolves are 9-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Jaguars are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
Neither team plays a lick of defense and two of the last three meetings between these two teams came down to the wire. I just can't eat chalk with teams that are defensively challenged. Add in the fact we're getting points with the home team, I'm siding with the Jags here.