A midweek Sun Belt battle takes center stage when the Georgia State Panthers (1-1, 0-1) visit the Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-2, 0-1) on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Georgia State is currently last in the Sun Belt – East and Arkansas State is in fourth in the Sun Belt – West. This game will air live on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. EST.
The Georgia State offense has been rolling this season as they are averaging 40.0 points per game and 452.0 total yards, 217.0 through the air and 235.0 on the ground. Defensively, Georgia State has been struggling as they are allowing 31.5 points and 402.5 yards, 257.5 passing and 145.0 rushing.
Arkansas State is in a similar position as Georgia State as the offense is averaging 33.0 points per game and 467.8 yards per game, 342.5 through the air and 125.3 on the ground. The Wed Wolves are struggling defensively as they are allowing 36.8 points and 456.5 yards, 304.5 passing and 152.0 rushing.
Below is my pick for the Georgia State Panthers at Arkansas State Red Wolves. All odds are from PointsBet Sportsbook.
Georgia State Panthers at Arkansas State Red Wolves (-4.5): O/U 72.5 (-110/-110)
Last time out, Georgia State hosted East Carolina and came away with a dominant 49-29 victory. East Carolina jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead, six seconds in, but Georgia State scored 35 of the next 38 points to come away with the slight upset win. QB Cornelious Brown threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to Sam Pinckney who hauled in those two touchdowns, seven receptions, and 134 yards. Running back Destin Coates rushed 23 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns on the day.
Arkansas State hosted Central Arkansas last weekend and cruised to a 50-27 win over their FCS opponent. This game was a 10-point game heading into he half, but a 20-0 third quarter saw the Red Wolves take a 43-13 lead into the final frame and allowed them to relax the final 15 minutes. The Red Wolves had two QBs throw for three touchdowns as Logan Bonner and Layne Hatcher combined for 392 total yards and six touchdowns. Jonathan Adams Jr. and Dahu Green each hauled in two touchdown passes.
Series History: Georgia State got their first win against Arkansas State last season, but the Red Wolves still leads the all-time series 5-1.
Football Predictions: I am going to take Arkansas State -4.5 in this one.
2020 CFB Picks Results: 15-8