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Georgia State Panthers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Arkansas State Red WolvesGeorgia State Panthers
10-5January 16, 2014, 07:00 | GSU Sports Arena10-6

The Georgia State Panthers will try to cover the spread at GSU Sports Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Arkansas State Red Wolves in NCAA basketball action.

The Panthers sport a record of 10-6 and 5-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Wolves have 10-5 and 5-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-6 for the Panthers and 6-5 for the Red Wolves.

View Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Georgia State Panthers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Panthers installed as -7.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 72 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Red Wolves, who rate No. 248 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 72-60 winner as they battled South Alabama at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Red Wolves got a 21-point performance from Kirk Van Slyke, who added 14 rebounds, as Arkansas State ran past South Alabama 72-60 on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Wolves is ranked No. 180 in NCAA hoops at 34.53 per game. Contrast that with Georgia State’s No. 244 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia State is the No. 76-ranked team in the country at 7.19 per game, while Arkansas State rates No. 9 at 8.93 per game.

A few Red Wolves at Panthers trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Georgia State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas State at Western Kentucky, Saturday, January 18th
Georgia State at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, January 18th