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Sun Belt Preview: Arkansas State vs. Georgia Southern

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Georgia Southern Looking for First Win

The Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Georgia Southern Eagles open their Sun Belt Conference schedules on Wednesday when they meet at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. This game starts a key stretch run for both teams in conference play. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and kickoff is set for 8 pm EST.

Oddsmakers have Arkansas State listed as a 9-point favorite. It opened at 7 and has went up two points in the last couple of hours. The total is still at 55 points.

In their last action, Georgia Southern was a 52-17 loser on the road against the Indiana Hoosiers. They failed to cover the +22-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (69) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Georgia Southern enters Wednesday night’s matchup winless, at 0-3. They are desperate to change that. The Eagles are struggling in coach Tyson Summers’ second year.  The arrival of Sun Belt play should give Summers a good idea of where this program is in relation to the rest of the league.

In an effort to get the offense on track, Summers hired Georgia Tech assistant Bryan Cook as the new play-caller. Cook has deep roots running the option. The option has been this programs bread and butter for 30-plus years. The program seemed to get away from it in Summers’ debut. he tough schedule has limited Georgia Southern to just 12 points per game.

Arkansas State is a Sun Belt Contender

Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 44-21 loser as they battled the SMU Mustangs on the road. Arkansas State failed to cover in the match as a +2.5-point underdog, while 65 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Arkansas State’s Blake Anderson is one of the Sun Belt’s best coaches. Anerson has this program in position to contend for the league title once again. The Red Wolves are 25-17 since 2014. They are 15-1 in conference games over the last two seasons.

Arkansas State gave Nebraska all it could handle in the season opener. They fell short in the upset bid, losing 43-36 in Lincoln. The Week 2 matchup against Miami was canceled due to Hurricane Irma. The Red Wolves pounded FCS member Arkansas-Pine Bluff 48-3 on Sept. 16.  They fell 44-21 at SMU on Sept. 23. Arkansas State is on the road for three out of their next five contests.

Arkansas State and Georgia Southern have played each other previously just twice. The Red Wolves won 27-26 last season at home. The Eagles won in 1986 in the I-AA (now FCS) national title game.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Arkansas State 1-2 1-2 35.00 30.00 5 0-1 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1
Georgia Southern 0-3 0-2-1 12.00 38.33 -26.33 0-1 0-1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
ARK.ST 13.5 14.7 -1.2
GASOU 21.64 11.1 10.54
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
ARK.ST 11.11 14.56 -3.45
GASOU 10.64 12.77 -2.13

Yards Per Rush

Name Offense Defense Differential
ARK.ST 4.16 4.54 -0.38
GASOU 3.45 5.89 -2.44
Team Records
Arkansas State Red Wolves
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 1-2 1-0 0-2 1-2 0-1 1-1 35.00 30.00 5.00
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last 3 1-2 1-0 0-2 1-2 0-1 1-1 35.00 30.00 5.00

Georgia Southern Eagles

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 0-3 0-1 0-2 0-2-1 0-1 0-1-1 12.00 38.33 -26.33
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last 3 0-3 0-1 0-2 0-2-1 0-1 0-1-1 12.00 38.33 -26.33

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 35.00 48 38.33 119
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 349.50 11 129.00 20
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 112.50 89 145.00 72
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 12.00 125 30.00 95
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 93.00 126 252.00 61
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 233.00 31 269.50 107
Head To Head Summary
Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Arkansas State 1-0 1-0 0-1 27.00 343.00 7.00 28.00 57.14 182.00 525.00 5.00
Georgia Southern 0-1 0-1 0-1 26.00 162.00 3.60 23.00 60.87 203.00 365.00 0.00

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 5, 2016 GASOU ARK.ST 26-27 162 203 365 0 343 182 525 5

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Arkansas State Red Wolves

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 SMU 21-44 L 2.5/72 L/U 143 284 427 314 266 580 2 A
Sep 16, 2017 ARKP-B 48-3 W -53/ 137 356 493 56 224 280 -5 H
Sep 2, 2017 NEBR 36-43 L 14.5/51 W/O 82 415 497 225 238 463 2 A
Dec 17, 2016 UCF 31-13 W 3.5/51 W/U 29 205 234 12 211 223 -2 H
Dec 3, 2016 TEX.ST 36-14 W -26/53.5 L/U 178 179 357 117 120 237 -2 A

Georgia Southern Eagles

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 INDIAN 17-52 L 22/50 L/O 242 133 375 282 185 467 3 A
Sep 9, 2017 NH 12-22 L -7.5/ 233 93 326 145 129 274 2 H
Sep 2, 2017 AUBRN 7-41 L 34/59 P/U 70 8 78 351 184 535 -2 A
Dec 3, 2016 TROY 28-24 W 7/52 W/P 218 175 393 126 218 344 1 H
Nov 19, 2016 GA.ST 24-30 L -3/47.5 L/O 241 122 363 73 318 391 2 A

Weather in
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Next up:
Arkansas State home to Coastal Carolina Saturday, October 14
Georgia Southern home to New Mexico State Saturday, October 14

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