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Bobcats open as college hoops underdog vs Red Wolves

Texas State BobcatsArkansas State Red Wolves
8-18February 22, 2014, 08:05 | ASU Convocation Center15-9

A key college battle sees the visiting Texas State Bobcats travelling to Arkansas State Saturday to take on the Red Wolves.

The Red Wolves sport a record of 15-9 and 11-8-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bobcats have 8-18 and 7-13-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-10-1 for the Red Wolves and 8-12-1 for the Bobcats.

View Texas State Bobcats vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Wolves at No. 40 and the Bobcats at No. 186 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Texas State was a 67-66 winner at home against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Reid Koenen scored 26 points for Texas State on Thursday, leading the Bobcats to a 67-66 win over South Alabama at Strahan Coliseum.

Arkansas State was an 83-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas-Arlington. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Arkansas State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Texas-Arlington out of the gym and running up an 83-60 score at ASU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas State's No. 38 nationally ranked offense (77.08 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 56 at 66.23 PPG. The Red Wolves have been averaging 45.22% from the field, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (44.26% on average).

A few Bobcats at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Texas State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Texas State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas State's last 7 games on the road
Arkansas State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Arkansas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Texas State home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, February 27th
Arkansas State at Lyon College, Tuesday, February 25th