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Bobcats Jaguars Betting Preview for Week 9

South Alabama JaguarsTexas State Bobcats
3-3October 26, 2013, 07:00 | Bobcat Stadium4-3

The visiting Jaguars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Bobcat Stadium against the Bobcats.

They will face the 3-3 Jaguars, who own a 5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 2-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaguars are 3-2-1 favoring the OVER.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs Texas State Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Bobcats as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 73 and the Jaguars at No. 77 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 27-25 result in favor of the Jaguars.

South Alabama was a 38-21 winner in its last match at home against Kent State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 59 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Robert Lowe tore up the turf for 177 rushing yards in the latest Bobcats game, a 24-17 win over the Panthers at Bobcat Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas State's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 23 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 78 this week at 28.5 PPG. The Bobcats aerial game is averaging 128.57 yards per game, less than the Jaguars secondary allows through the air, 247 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Jaguars feature the league's No. 44-rated road run defense, allowing 150.67 yards per game. Texas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

A few Jaguars at Bobcats trends to consider:
South Alabama is 5-16-1 SU in its last 22 games
South Alabama is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
South Alabama is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Texas State is 7-16-1 SU in its last 24 games
Texas State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Texas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
South Alabama at Arkansas State, Saturday, November 2nd
Texas State at Idaho, Saturday, November 2nd