Georgia State vs. Arkansas State - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Georgia State vs. Arkansas State

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:31 PM (Georgia State Stadium)

ARKST -7.5 O/U 70.5

TV: ESPN+

The Arkansas State Red Wolves are set to visit Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia for a Sun Belt clash against the Georgia State Panthers. The Arkansas State Red Wolves come into this matchup with a 3-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Troy Trojans, 50-43. QB Layne Hatcher had a big game for the Arkansas State Red Wolves as he threw for 440 yards, 4 TDs, and 2 interceptions. Senior WR Omar Bayless was the top target for Hatcher and the Red Wolves as he hauled in 10 catches for 213 yards and a TD.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Troy Trojans as they allowed them to score 43 points and rack up a total of 510 yards of offense. Sophomore CB Nathan Page had a big game from the secondary for the Arkansas State defense as he racked up 10 tackles and 2 pass deflections. Joining Page in the secondary is senior DB B.J. Edmonds and he had a productive game as he contributed 8 tackles and an interception.

The Georgia State Panthers come into this matchup with a 2-2 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Texas State Bobcats, 37-34 in 3OT. QB Dan Ellington had a productive game for the Georgia State Panthers as he threw for 219 yards, 3 TDs, and an interception. Freshman WR Sam Pickney was the top target for Ellington and the Panthers as he hauled in 7 catches for 95 yards and a TD.

The Georgia State Panthers struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Texas State Bobcats as they allowed them to score 37 points and rack up a total of 350 yards of offense. Junior LB Trajan Stephens-McQueen led the way for the Georgia State defense with 15 tackles and half a TFL. Senior LB Ed Curney was able to get into the Texas State backfield and rack up 1.5 TFL and a sack while also contributing 11 tackles.

The road team has dominated the number between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and Georgia State Panthers as they have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 meetings. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have traditionally been very good on the offensive side of the ball and they once again look like one of the top units in the group of 5 with their Alabama transfer at QB. The Georgia State Panthers had an impressive win over the SEC Tennessee Volunteers, but that win doesn’t mean much as that program is going through turmoil. The Red Wolves have struggled to stop teams on the defensive side of the ball this season, but they are more than comfortable in making this a shootout.

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Anthony’s Pick Arkansas State Red Wolves -7.5

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