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Panthers vs Trojans Betting Preview

Troy TrojansGeorgia State Panthers
3-3October 12, 2013, 03:30 | Georgia Dome0-4

Week 7 action on Saturday will see the Panthers looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Trojans visit Georgia Dome.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Panthers are 2-1-1 ATS. Troy is 6-0 on the totals; Georgia State is 3-1.

View Troy Trojans vs Georgia State Panthers Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Panthers sat as 16-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

The Panthers - Trojans odds would favor the Trojans if the lines were set according to power ranks. Georgia State is rated No. 125 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Trojans sit at No. 86. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 28-6 win for the Trojans.

In their last action, Troy was a 34-33 winner at home against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (67) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia State's No. 121-ranked offense (14.2 PPG) against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 104 at 34.67 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 231.6 yards per game, less than the Trojans give up through the air (315.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Trojans feature the league's No. 94-rated road run defense, allowing 213 yards per game. Georgia State, meanwhile, ranks No. 116 in rushing offense at home.

A few Trojans at Panthers trends to consider:
Georgia State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Troy at Western Kentucky, Saturday, October 26th
Georgia State at Texas State, Saturday, October 19th