Arkansas State vs. Troy play in one of the premier opportunities of the week from a sports betting standpoint. OffshoreInsiders.com previews the game using key success indicators. The game is on ESPNU at 9:30 ET.
The offshore and Vegas point spread and total has Troy -8.5 and 54.5. It opened at -8 and 54. Troy has gotten 63 percent of the tickets written on the side, while the over has garnered 71 percent of the bets.
Troy has the more ample numbers in terms of yards per rush on offense by a margin of 5.0 to 3.7. Arkansas State produces more advantageous computations in terms of passing yards per completion by 8.1 to 7.3. As far as yards per point the real men of Troy waste substantially fewer at 12.5-14.9.
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Now to the defensive side of the ball utilizing the same tallies. Troy reigns supreme in stopping the run by 3.3 to 3.7 for ASU. Troy has the better decimals on defense in the passing yards per completion realm by .6. Never overlooked by pros is yards per point. The more rock-solid on the defensive side of the ball in that grouping is Troy forcing 17 to just 16.4 for the away team.
Yards per play sees Troy ahead on both sides of the ball, 6.2 to 5.6 on offense and 5.1 to 5.5 on defense.
Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
Spread betting trends (all records are ATS): Red Wolves are 6-1 after scoring 40 or more last game and 36-14 in conference. Troy is 1-5 on Thursdays.
Totals angles: Arkansas State over 6-1 after scoring 40 or more last game, but under 6-1 conference. Troy over 19-7 home.