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Texas State Bobcats vs Georgia State Panthers in NCAAF odds tilt

Georgia State PanthersTexas State Bobcats
0-6October 19, 2013, 07:00 | Bobcat Stadium3-3

The Panthers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Bobcats in Texas State at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday in Week 8 action.

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

View Georgia State Panthers vs Texas State Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Bobcats here saw them open at 5Dimes as -19-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

The Bobcats sit at No. 81 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Panthers are at No. 124 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 23-4.

Last time out for Georgia State, they were a 35-28 loser as they battled Troy at home. Georgia State covered in the match as a 15-point underdog, while 63 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Texas State got a 140-yard performance from Robert Lowe, but Louisiana-Monroe prevailed 21-14.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas State's No. 99-ranked offense, averaging 22.83 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 115 this week at 37.67 PPG. The Bobcats aerial game is averaging 142.17 yards per game, less than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 280 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Panthers own the league's No. 96-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 213 yards per game when on the road. Texas State, on the other hand, rates No. 31 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Panthers at Bobcats trends to consider:
Georgia State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia State's last 6 games
Texas State is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas State's last 8 games
Texas State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Texas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Georgia State at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 26th
Texas State at South Alabama, Saturday, October 26th