Troy Trojans are set to host the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday afternoon in a matchup between two teams that score plenty of points. This Sun Belt matchup will air on ESPNU starting at 4 p.m. ET and can be streamed online via the WatchESPN app.
Troy is headed into this one with a 3-1 overall record and 1-0 in the Sun Belt after victories over Middle Tennessee, Texas State and Eastern Kentucky. Troy’s lone loss came to BYU, which is now ranked No. 12 in the country. The Trojans are coming off a 31-29 victory over Eastern Kentucky, a 1-4 FCS opponent, and it took a last-second 47-yard field goal to get the victory. Quarterback Gunnar Watson completed 26 of 38 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns and a couple interceptions in the victory.
On the other side, Georgia State comes in with a 1-2 record and boasts the Sun Belt’s best offense with 44 points per game and the worst defense, allowing 40.7 points per game. The Panthers are coming off an incredibly high scoring, and Thursday night’s contest against Arkansas State resulted in a 59-52 road loss. A-State finished with 609 yards, while Georgia State added 583 yards through the game. Cornelious Brown IV completed just 18 of 35 passes but took advantage of big plays with 314 yards and three touchdowns, all to Sam Pinckney, who finished with six catches for 146 yards.
As we look at the betting splits from DraftKings sportsbook, 70% of the bets are coming in on Troy covering the spread, which currently lists the Trojans as two-point favorites. For the point total, which is at 69, 63% of bets are riding the over despite 56% of the money going to the side of the under. Troy is seeing moneyline odds at -129 with Georgia State at +106. Georgia State is getting 65% of the moneyline bets and 52% of the handle.
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