ATS Picks: Missouri State vs Central Arkansas College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/17/20
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Central Arkansas Bears (2-3) at Missouri State Bears (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Plaster Stadium)
The Line: Missouri State Bears +8.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Central Arkansas Bears and Missouri State Bears meet Friday in week 7 college football action at Plaster Stadium.
The Central Arkansas Bears look for a feel good victory after losing three of their last four games. The Central Arkansas Bears have split their last 10 road games. Breylin Smith is completing 52.9 percent of his passes for 1,083 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Smith has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Tyler Hudson and Lujuan Winningham have combined for 660 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Mitchell Perkinson has 11 receptions. The Central Arkansas Bears ground game is averaging 104.8 yards per contest, and Kierre Crossley leads the way with 320 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Central Arkansas is allowing 34.2 points and 416 yards per game. Dre Matthews leads the Central Arkansas Bears with 35 tackles, JW Jones has 2.5 sacks and Malik Wilson has one interception.
The Missouri State Bears look for a win here to rebound from a rough 0-2 start to the CFB season. The Missouri State Bears have lost eight of their last 11 home games. Jaden Johnson is completing 54 percent of his passes for 321 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Johnson and Jake VanDyne have combined for 330 passing yards this season. Kevon Latulas and Damoriea Vick have combined for 127 receiving yards on 13 catches while Cairo Payne has five receptions. The Missouri State Bears ground game is averaging 48 yards per contest, and Latulas leads the way with 65 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Missouri State is allowing 37.5 points and 392.5 yards per game. Tylar Wiltz leads the Missouri State Bears with 23 tackles, Isaiah Sayles has one sack and Jeremy Webb has two interceptions.
It's hard to get behind the Missouri State Bears, a team that hasn't played in about three weeks and has shown little signs of life on the offensive side of the ball. With that said, Central Arkansas has had issues of its own with losses in three of its last five games, and the defensive effort hasn't been there much. Central Arkansas is allowing 176.6 rushing yards per game and hasn't won a road game in nearly two years. The Missouri State Bears also took Central Arkansas down to the wire already this season, losing by just seven points in a game where they had a 10-point lead at halftime. With 10 more first downs and well over 100 more total yards of offense, you can argue Missouri State should have already beaten Central Arkansas this season.
Give me the points with the Bears at home.