Red Wolves host Jaguars in Week 7 action
South Alabama Jaguars vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
Week 7 action on Saturday will see the Red Wolves looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Jaguars visit ASU Stadium.
The Red Wolves currently sports a record of 3-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3 ATS. The Jaguars are 1-4 and 2-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Red Wolves post a 2-3 over under record this season, while the Jaguars have gone 1-3 against the number.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Red Wolves here saw them open at 5Dimes as 19.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 38-rated Red Wolves and the No. 101-rated Jaguars in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 26-12 win for the Red Wolves on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas State's No. 53-ranked offense (30.5 PPG) against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 61 at 25.6 PPG. The Red Wolves passing attack has averaged 238.7 yards per game, more than the Jaguars give up through the air (209.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Jaguars feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 141.5 yards per game. Arkansas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, South Alabama was a 31-10 loser at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. South Alabama was hammered in its last outing, as Troy ran up a 31-10 score against them at Ladd Peebles Stadium.
Arkansas State was a 34-20 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida International. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (54) made winners of UNDER bettors. J.D. McKissic was good for 124 receiving yards in the Red Wolves's most recent action, helping his team to a 34-20 victory over the Golden Panthers.
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on turf are 1-3
After being outgained are 1-3
When playing within the conference are 0-1
After a loss are 1-3
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 9-1
A few Jaguars at Red Wolves trends to consider:
South Alabama is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Arkansas State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Arkansas State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
South Alabama home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 20
Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Tuesday, October 23