ESPN2 has Sunbelt clash between Arkansas State vs. South Alabama. Arkansas State is laying 4.5 on the road with a total of 58.5. Both the point spread and the total are down from the openers of -6 and 60. The not-so-shocking public betting trends apply here with 62 percent of wagers on Arkansas State and 70 percent on the over.
ASU is 2-3 straight up and against the spread including 0-2 in both categories on the road. They have gone under 3-1 including both on the highway. USA is 3-2 both outright and in the back pocket, 1-1 at home going over 4-1 including both at home.
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The Red Wolves average 30.4 points per game to teams normally allowing 31.2, getting just 4.4 yards per rushing attempt to teams normally permitting 4.8, 6.6 passing yards per attempt to 7.4 and 5.3 yards per play to 5.9.
They allow a whopping 32.2 points per game versus teams normally getting a mere 24.1 on 4.8 yards per rushing attempt to 4.2. However they are tough on defense against the pass allowing 5.7 yards per throw to 6.6 and 5.2 to 5.4.
The Jaguars score 22.6 points per game to teams that normally permit 25.4 with 3.8 yards per rushing attempt to 4.2, 7.3 passing yards per attempt to 7.3 and 5.5 yards per play to 5.7.
They are extremely generous on defense allowing 32.6 points per game squads normally compiling just 23.2. A major part is allowing teams to exceed their normal yards per rushing attempt by 1.0 and yards per pass by .2. They give up 5.8 yards per pass to 5.1.
Spread trends (all records against the spread): Arkansas State 26-10 after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. South Alabama is 0-6 off win.
Over/under right sports angles: Arkansas State over 19-7 in conference. South Alabama under 10-2 in conference.
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