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Two Sun Belt conference rivals are on display Tuesday night when the Florida International Golden Panthers visit the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

Both teams are off to 4-2 SU starts, but Arkansas State is 5-1 ATS to FIU’s 3-3. Arkansas State’s junior quarterback Ryan Aplin passed for 261 yards and rushed for 35 in a win over Louisiana-Monroe.

FIU has won five straight on the road and sit as 3-point underdogs here and they are averaging 305.5 YPG in home rushing so far this season. The home team has won five of six meetings.

View Florida International vs Arkansas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Golden Panthers in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. The total has settled in around 53 after opening higher at online sportsbooks such as TopBet (who are offering reduced-price college football wagering on Tuesdays).

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 52-rated Red Wolves and the No. 77-rated Golden Panthers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-31 win for the Red Wolves on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas State's No. 61-ranked offense (28.7 PPG) against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 32 at 21.2 PPG. The Red Wolves passing attack has averaged 303.5 yards per game, more than the Golden Panthers give up through the air (245.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Golden Panthers feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 94 yards per game. Arkansas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.

Florida International was a 27-17 winner in its last match on the road against Akron. They failed to cover the 17–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 44 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 24-19 winner as they battled Louisiana-Monroe on the road. Arkansas State covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Golden Panthers at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Florida International is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games when playing Arkansas State
Florida International is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arkansas State's last 8 games
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida International home to Troy, Tuesday, October 25
Arkansas State home to North Texas, Saturday, October 29

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