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Georgia State vs. Tennessee-Martin - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee-Martin SkyHawks (4-3) at Georgia State Panthers (1-5)
Date & Time Saturday October 22, 2016, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -13 -- Over/Under: 62
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CFB | Tennessee-Martin SkyHawks (4-3) at Georgia State Panthers (1-5)

The UT Martin Skyhawks and Georgia State Panthers play a college football game Saturday afternoon at the Georgia Dome.

The UT Martin Skyhawks look to keep the ball rolling after winning four of their last five games. The UT Martin Skyhawks are 0-3 on the road this college football season. Troy Cook is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,482 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Cook has to continue being effective through the air for the Skyhawks to have a chance. Ben Axline and Caylon Weathers have combined for 784 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Kyle Kerrick has 19 receptions. The UT Martin Skyhawks ground game is averaging 140.9 yards per contest, and Jaimiee Bowe leads the way with 422 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, UT Martin is allowing 27.7 points and 345.9 yards per game. Kahlid Hagens leads the UT Martin Skyhawks with 52 tackles, Caleb Counce has three sacks and Tae Martin has two interceptions.

The Georgia State Panthers could also use a feel good win after a rough 1-5 record. The Georgia State Panthers have just three home wins dating back to last season. Conner Manning is completing 55.7 percent of his passes for 1,441 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Manning has five touchdown passes in his last two games. Robert Davis and Glenn Smith have combined for 786 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Todd Boyd has 23 receptions. The Georgia State Panthers ground game is averaging 76.3 yards per contest, and Kyler Neal leads the way with 200 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia State is allowing 28.5 points and 421.7 yards per game. Alonzo McGee leads the Georgia State Panthers with 57 tackles, Mackendy Cheridor has 2.5 sacks and Jerome Smith has three interceptions.

The Skyhawks are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Panthers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

Tennessee Martin has had trouble against teams with more talent, as the Skyhawks got beat up by Cincinnati and struggled to keep up with Hawaii. The Georgia State Panthers have had a schedule full of road games and to be fair, they have been competitive in some of those contests. Getting a home game against a beatable team, this is a spot where Georgia State should be able to flex its muscle and take out a season of frustration.

I like the home team here by double digits.

Georgia State Panthers -13

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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