Texas State 2018 Betting Preview: Plenty of Spots to Back the Bobcats

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Everett Withers

Texas State 2018 Betting Odds

  • To win the National Title: +999999
  • To win the Sun Belt: +11000
  • To win the Sun Belt West: N/A
  • Win Total Over 3.5 (over +115, under -145)

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Texas State 2018 Schedule, Betting Odds

The Action Network Projected Wins: 3.7

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Texas State Over 3.5 +115

There’s a lot to like about the Bobcats heading into 2018, even though they are coming off of back-to-back 2-10 seasons. Head coach Everett Withers will be boosted by an experienced defense that ranked 11th against rush explosiveness and 17th against power success rate in 2017. That will be key against teams with good offensive lines like Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Arkansas State.

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Texas State does have the league’s toughest schedule, but most of its difficult games are at home in San Marcos. The Bobcats should be favored against Texas Southern and Louisiana-Lafayette, and the latter provides a great situational spot for the Bobcats. There are a few other interesting spots on the schedule, as the Texas State defense should provide a tough test for UTSA, New Mexico State and Georgia State.

We project the Bobcats for 3.7 wins, so there is value on the over 3.5 wins at +115. Games against New Mexico State and Georgia State may determine the outcome of the betting ticket, but they offer great spots to hedge if needed. Hopefully four wins will drive some positive vibes for Bobcat social media while putting butts in the seat.

What else you need to know about Texas State

As we alluded to earlier, ULL comes off back-to-back travel against Alabama while Texas State is rested off a bye week. Also, keep an eye for an upset against Appalachian State. The Bobcats outgained the Mountaineers 385-283 and came within a score of victory in last year’s matchup. App State will also be on its third consecutive road game (previously at Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina).

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