Arkansas State will take a 9-1record at Indian Stadium over the last three years, including a 45-28 win over SMU in its 2007 home opener, into Thursday’s game against Memphis. The Indians are 1-2 this season, most recently falling 48-27 at Tennessee last Saturday. Memphis is also 1-2 after dropping a 56-20 decision at Central Florida last Saturday in its Conference USAâ€ˆopener.
Oddsmakers at online sports wagering leader Sportsbetting.com expect the Tribe to come out on top in this game having them installed as home favorite by a -4.5 chalk with a 50.5 total. Betting trends show early bettors jumping on the ASU bandwagon throwing down 90 percent of side bets on the Indians. Early money also favors the total to slip OVER the posted 50.5.
Memphis backers should check out online sportsbook Bodog (bodog.com) for a friendlier +5.0 side.
Memphis enters Thursday’s game with a 1-2 record, most recently falling 56-20 at Central Florida in its Conference USA opener. The Tigers dropped a narrow 23-21 decision to Ole Miss in their home opener before coming back to defeat Jacksonville State 35-14. Memphis has scored at least 20 points in all three games this season and, led by its passing game, is ranked 47th in the nation in total offense. The Tigers are averaging 272.3 passing yards per game in comparison to 146 rushing. While the Tigers offense is statistically ranked among the top 50 in the nation, it’s ranked No. 85 in total defense.
Arkansas State posted 516 yards of total offense against SMU two games ago, its most since recording 507 yards against Memphis in 2004. Not only that, ASU almost had 400 yards (397) of total offense against Texas and Tennessee (377) and is ranked 42nd in the nation with 430.0 yards per game. In comparison, ASU finished last season ranked 89th in the nation in total offense, averaging 312 yards per game.
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