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    The Texas State Bobcats (6-4) play on Saturday at 3:00 PM ET versus the Arkansas State Red Wolves (5-5) at Centennial Bank Stadium.

    The Bobcats are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3.5), versus the Red Wolves. The over/under for this matchup is 59.5 points.

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    Game Info for Texas State vs. Arkansas State

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
    • Stadium: Centennial Bank Stadium
    Texas State vs Arkansas State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Texas State -3.5 -110 -110 59.5 -110 -110 -180 +155

    Texas State Pick Insights

    • Texas State has gone 4-5-0 ATS this season.
    • Texas State is 1-2 against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Two of Texas State’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (22.2%).

    Texas State Stats & Insights

    • Texas State sports the 100th-ranked defense this season (400.9 yards allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 16th-best with a tally of 454.4 yards per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Texas State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 21st-best in the FBS by totaling 34.9 points per game. The Bobcats rank 90th on defense (28.5 points allowed per game).
    • Despite having a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 25th-worst in the FBS (248.2 passing yards allowed per game), Texas State has played better offensively, ranking 46th in the FBS by totaling 253.7 passing yards per game.
    • Texas State sports the 77th-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (152.7 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 15th-best with 200.7 rushing yards per game.
    • Texas State has struggled on defense in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS (48.1% third-down conversion rate) this season. With the ball, however, the Bobcats ranks 25th-best, putting up a 44.9% third-down conversion rate.
    • Texas State ranks 83rd in college football with a -2 turnover margin after forcing 13 turnovers (72nd in the FBS) while committing 15 (80th in the FBS).

    Texas State’s Best Players

    • TJ Finley has thrown for 2,454 yards (245.4 ypg) to lead Texas State, completing 68.9% of his passes and recording 18 touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Ismail Mahdi, has carried the ball 159 times for 1,050 yards (105 per game), scoring eight times.
    • Donerio Davenport has carried the ball 71 times for 350 yards (35 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Joey Hobert has hauled in 64 receptions for 804 yards (80.4 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone seven times as a receiver.
    • Kole Wilson has grabbed 45 passes while averaging 52.7 yards per game and scoring five touchdowns.
    • Ashtyn Hawkins has a total of 523 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 39 passes and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Ben Bell leads the team with seven sacks, and also has 11 TFL and 40 tackles.
    • So far Brian Holloway leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has collected 70 tackles, eight TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two interceptions this season.

    Arkansas State Betting Insights

    • Arkansas State has a 5-4-1 record against the spread this year.
    • Arkansas State is a 3-4 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
    • In Arkansas State’s 10 games with a set total, four have hit the over (40%).

    Arkansas State Pick Insights

    • Arkansas State’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, ceding 431.4 total yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst. Offensively, it ranks 78th with 371.4 total yards per contest.
    • Arkansas State ranks 94th in the FBS with 23.5 points per game on offense, and it ranks 106th with 30.8 points given up per contest on defense.
    • Arkansas State ranks 74th in passing yards per game (222.2), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 18th-worst in the FBS with 256 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Arkansas State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, allowing 175.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 79th with 149.2 rushing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Arkansas State is posting a 34.6% third-down conversion rate (107th-ranked). It ranks 70th in the FBS on defense (39% third-down rate allowed).
    • At -2, Arkansas State sports the 83rd-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with eight forced turnovers (123rd in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (21st in the FBS).

    Arkansas State’s Best Players

    • Jaylen Raynor has thrown for 1,834 yards (183.4 ypg) while completing 58.5% of his passes and collecting 14 touchdown passes with five interceptions this season. He’s also run for 333 yards with five touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Ja’Quez Cross, has carried the ball 96 times for 522 yards (52.2 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Zak Wallace has run for 491 yards across 114 carries, scoring four touchdowns.
    • Courtney Jackson’s 503 receiving yards (50.3 yards per game) are a team high. He has 27 catches on 48 targets with six touchdowns.
    • Corey Rucker has totaled 461 receiving yards (46.1 yards per game) on 24 receptions.
    • Jeff Foreman’s 19 receptions (on 37 targets) have netted him 395 yards (39.5 ypg) and four touchdowns.
    • Keyron Crawford paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has five TFL and 34 tackles.
    • Arkansas State’s leading tackler, Trevian Thomas, has 57 tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Eddie Smith has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 18 tackles and two passes defended to his name.
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