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Panthers open as underdog vs Warhawks

Georgia State PanthersLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
0-7October 26, 2013, 07:00 | Malone Stadium3-4

The Warhawks hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Panthers pay a visit to Malone Stadium in Week 9 betting action.

The Warhawks are 3-4 so far on the season, and 2-5 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 0-7 and 5-1-1 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Louisiana-Monroe go 2-5 and the Panthers go 4-3 on the totals.

View Georgia State Panthers vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as 11.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Warhawks at No. 109 and the Panthers at No. 124 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 11-5 result in favor of the Warhawks.

Georgia State was a 24-17 loser in its last match on the road against Texas State. They covered the 16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 41 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Panthers suffered a Week 8 loss against Texas State in their last game, falling 24-17 at Bobcat Stadium. The Warhawks grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Bobcats in their last game, winning 21-14 at Bobcat Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Monroe's No. 114-ranked offense (17.29 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 108 at 35.71 PPG. The Warhawks passing attack has averaged 217.29 yards per game, less than the Panthers give up through the air (246.71 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Panthers own the league's No. 106-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 240.67 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Monroe, on the other hand, rates No. 75 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Panthers at Warhawks trends to consider:
Georgia State is 1-13-1 SU in its last 15 games
Georgia State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 4-11-1 SU in its last 16 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Georgia State at Western Kentucky, Saturday, November 2nd
Louisiana-Monroe at Troy, Thursday, October 31st