College Football Week 3 Picks: Troy Trojans vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves

Jeff GrantContributor ISeptember 9, 2013

College Football Week 3 Picks: Troy Trojans vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves

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    The Troy Trojans are 18-8 on the road against Sun Belt Conference opponents since 2006, which is important to consider when making your Week 3 college football picks Thursday, when they take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Liberty Bank Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Trojans are 10-point road underdogs in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 67 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Troy Trojans

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    The Troy Trojans have won their first two games of the 2013 season, including a 66-3 victory over Savannah State as 51.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    College football handicappers will find that the Trojans are 2-12 straight up and 6-7-1 against the spread as underdogs since 2011.

Arkansas State Red Wolves

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    The Arkansas State Red Wolves had their nine-game winning streak snapped last Saturday. They suffered a 38-9 setback to the Auburn Tigers as 10.5-point road underdogs.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Red Wolves have compiled a 20-8 against-the-spread record, with the under going 16-11-1 in that span.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Troy Trojans, as the road team is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings in this series.

    College Football Week 3 Pick: Troy Trojans +10.5

     

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