Georgia Southern vs. Arkansas State - 10/4/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-2) at Georgia Southern Eagles (0-3)
College Football: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Paulson Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles +6.5 -- Over/Under: 55 See the Latest Odds
Wednesday night college football features the Georgia Southern Eagles hosting the Arkansas State Red Wolves in a Sun Belt tilt.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves look for their second win when the team visits the Georgia Southern Eagles. The Red Wolves begin their conference slate off of a 44-21 defeat at the SMU Mustangs as a three point underdog. ASU was outgained 580-427 and lost the turnover battle 2-0 with less then 24 minutes of possession. Arkansas State needed to run the ball but were forced to throw once the Mustangs took a 16 point lead in to the half. Warren Wand was the top Red Wolves runner with 75 yards on 13 carries while quarterback Justice Hansen and Jamal Jones combined for 61 yards on 12 touches so the ground game worked but the offense needed yards and points in a hurry. Hansen gave the Red Wolves a solid performance through the air with a 16-26 for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns although Logan Bonner was just 7-17 for 50 yards and an interception. Blake Mack paced Arkansas State with five catches for 102 yards and a score while Omar Bayless snagged four balls for 72 yards and another TD.
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The Georgia State Eagles host the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the Sun Belt opener for both schools. The Eagles have struggled to find the endzone and stop opponents on the defensive side of the football in falling to 0-3 following a 52-17 defeat at the Indiana Hoosiers as a three touchdown underdog. GSU allowed 468 yards and gained 375 yards but 13 penalties and three lost fumbles were game changers with two brought back for scores by the Hoosiers. Georgia Southern wasn’t able to get their option going with LA Ramsby being the only runner of consequence with 108 yards on 18 touches. The Eagles are not known for putting the ball in the air effectively but quarterback Shai Werts was productive on a 6-14 effort for 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns. D’Ondre Glenn paced the Eagles with three receptions for 98 yards and a TD while Ellis Richardson caught a 23 yard scoring strike. Throw in a 70 yard Indiana punt return and the final score was a reflection of mistakes.
Under is 5-0 in Arkansas State last 5 games following a ATS loss and under is 5-0 in Arkansas State last 5 games following a straight up loss and under is 7-0 in Arkansas State last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Georgia Southern are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October and Georgia Southern are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games on grass and Georgia Southern are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Georgia Southern has not looked like the typical Eagles squad we have grown accustomed to seeing in recent years so I’m tempted to back the Red Wolves…