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Sep 12, 7:30 PM | Turf of Liberty Bank Stadium

Troy Trojans vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds

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The Red Wolves will do battle with the visiting Troy Trojans on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

They bring a 1-1 record (1-1 ATS) to the Week 3 battle against the 2-0 Trojans, who are 1-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Arkansas State go 1-1 so far and the Trojans go 2-0.

View Troy vs Arkansas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 10-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. The over under line was 67 as of Thursday morning over at SportBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Wolves rated this week at No. 25 and the Trojans sitting at No. 37. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 65-43 result in favor of the Trojans this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas State's No. 46-ranked offense, averaging 35.5 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 35 this week at 17 PPG. The Red Wolves aerial game is averaging 217.5 yards per game, less than the Trojans secondary allows through the air, 236 YPG per game.

Troy was a 66-3 winner in its last match at home against Savannah St. They covered the 51.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 69 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Savannah St didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Trojans as Troy blasted them 66-3 in Week 2 action.

Arkansas State was a 38-9 loser in its last match on the road against Auburn. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 47 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Arkansas State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Tigers as Auburn blasted them 38-9 in Week 2 action.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Trojans at Red Wolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Troy's last 9 games
Troy is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Troy is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arkansas State
Troy is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Arkansas State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Arkansas State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Arkansas State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Troy

Next up:
Troy at Mississippi State, Saturday, September 21
Arkansas State at Memphis, Saturday, September 21

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