Arkansas State vs. Texas State - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas State vs. Texas State - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Texas State Bobcats (3-7) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (5-3)

College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Centennial Bank Stadium)

The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -24.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Down in Jonesboro at Centennial Bank Stadium, we’ve got Saturday college football activity coming between the Texas State Bobcats and the Arkansas State Red Wolves. 

Texas State limps into this one with a 2-8 record so far. The Bobcats beat Coastal Carolina late last month but since have lost to New Mexico State and Georgia State. In that Georgia State game, Texas State QB Damian Williams put up 315 yards, three TDs and one pick. 

This year so far, Williams has 1822 yards with 11 TDs and seven interceptions, and Anthony Taylor leads the Bobcats rush with 405 yards and one TD from 94 carries. Elijah King is tops in receiving for Texas State with 612 yards and three TDs off 44 receptions. 

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Over on the Arkansas State side, they’re currently 5-3 on the season. The Red Wolves had a four-game win streak going but lost to South Alabama in their last appearance. In that one, Arkansas State QB Justice Hansen put up 285 yards with two touchdowns and four picks. 

On the year, Hansen has 2444 yards with 27 touchdowns and 11 INTs and Warren Wand leads Arkansas State with 306 yards, four touchdowns and 56 carries. Tops in receiving for the Red Wolves is Chris Murray with his 34 catches for 470 yards and seven TDs. 

The Bobcats are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. Texas State is also 1-4 ATS in their last five November games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, Arkansas State is 8-0 ATS in their last eight home games and 4-1 ATS int heir last five games overall. The Red Wolves are also 7-2 ATS in their last nine November games and 36-14-1 ATS in their last 51 conference games. 

Texas State’s record looks pretty bad, but over the last few games they’ve been hanging in there for the most part. The bad news is that the Bobcats have given up 78 points over their last two outings. As for Arkansas State, they were playing well on both sides during that win streak, but hit the wall against South Alabama and couldn’t do a lot right. Still, I expect Arkansas State to bounce back here and log a cover.

See Who The Experts Picked To Win This One

Andrew’s Pick Arkansas State Red Wolves -24.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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