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Georgia State Covering Coming Off a Win

Georgia State Football

The Georgia State Panthers ended their season in a flurry with four consecutive wins to book themselves a trip to the Cure Bowl, but that winning streak also extended a profitable run at the betting window as Georgia State is 5-0 ATS in their past five following a win. The Panthers will take on San Jose State on December 19 in Orlando.

Shark Bites
  • San Jose State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 against the Sun Belt.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Georgia State’s past five games.
  • Georgia State’s Nick Arbuckle is one of seven quarterbacks in the FBS to throw for 4,000-plus yards this season.

Georgia State has been in the midst of a minor miracle season, as the team has won just one game in the past two seasons before going 6-6 this year. After getting manhandled in the early half of the season, the Panthers defense excelled during the final four games with the team holding opponents to 14.3 points per game.

The Spartans are just one of three teams to make a bowl game with a 5-7 record this year. Tyler Ervin has carried San Jose State’s offense with the senior rushing for 1469 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.  Ervin has averaged 175.4 yards in the Spartans wins this season, but just 84.6 in losses.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting San Jose State Spartans opened as 4-point favorites in this one at BetOnline but action has forced the Spartans down to -2. BetOnline has opened the total at 57 but it has since fallen to 55.5.

A 30-28 result in favor of the Panthers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

For in-depth analysis of everything about the AutoNation Cure Bowl, click here.

San Jose State Spartans vs Georgia State Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Georgia State Panthers are 6-6 so far on the season, and 8-4 ATS vs the point spread. The San Jose State Spartans, meanwhile, are 5-7 and 7-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Georgia State go 4-8 and the San Jose State Spartans go 7-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Georgia State vs San Jose State injuries news.

The Georgia State Panthers sit at No. 60 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the San Jose State Spartans are at No. 68 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Georgia State Panthers No. 73-ranked offense (27.83 PPG) against a San Jose State Spartans defense that ranks No. 78 at 28.17 PPG. The Georgia State Panthers passing attack has averaged 346.58 yards per game, more than the San Jose State Spartans give up through the air (153.58 YPG on average).

Defensively, the San Jose State Spartans feature the league's No. 120-rated road run defense, allowing 266.5 yards per game. Georgia State, meanwhile, ranks No. 128 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kenny Potter's 336-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Boise State earned a 40-23 win over San Jose State on Friday at Spartan Stadium.

Nick Arbuckle's 346-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Georgia State earned a 34-7 win over Ga Southern on Saturday at Paulson Stadium.