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Southern Miss vs Arkansas State 10/15/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-4) vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-3)
October 15, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -3.5 / Arkansas State Red Wolves +3.5; Over/Under: 56
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and Arkansas State Red Wolves square off Saturday in a week 7 college football game at M. M. Roberts Stadium. The Arkansas State Red Wolves look to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles look to get back to a .500 record.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves have lost 8 of their last 9 road games. James Blackman is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 1,459 yards, 9 touchdowns and 1 interception. Seydou Traore and Champ Flemings have combined for 666 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jeff Foreman has 10 receptions. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ground game is averaging 120 yards per contest, and Brian Snead leads the way with 276 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas State is allowing 31.8 points and 400.8 yards per game. Jordan Carmouche leads the Arkansas State Red Wolves with 41 tackles, Dennard Flowers has 3 sacks and Eddie Smith has 1 interception.

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have lost 5 of their last 7 home games. Zach Wilcke is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 660 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Jason Brownlee and Jakarius Caston have combined for 592 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Jalen May has 2 receptions. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 114.4 yards per contest, and Frank Gore Jr. leads the way with 381 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Southern Mississippi is allowing 24 points and 383 yards per game. Malik Shorts leads the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles with 42 tackles, Dominic Quewon has 5 sacks and Eric Scott Jr. has 2 interceptions.

The Red Wolves are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Red Wolves last 13 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Golden Eagles last 7 games overall.  

The Arkansas State Red Wolves haven’t had the easiest schedule in the world, but they’ve shown little signs of life defensively, and their inability to run the ball hurts them on the road. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have shown comfortably more competitiveness this season, and they should be thrilled to play their first home game in nearly a month. We’re not being asked to lay anything cray. Give me Southern Miss and the reasonable chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -3.5

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