App State vs. Arkansas St. Total Pick
The seventh week of the college football season gets started this evening when Arkansas State hosts Appalachian State at 8PM ET. Will it be a high-scoring game?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
8PM ET – Centennial Bank Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Appalachian State is favored on the road, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -9.5 points against Arkansas State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 60.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 73 percent going on Appalachian State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
App State rolling
Appalachian State lost its opener at Penn State in overtime, but the Mountaineers have won three straight since, all by at least 36 points. Appalachian State is now 3-1 overall, 1-0 in the Sun Belt, 4-0 against the spread and 4-0 with the over.
The Mountaineers are putting up big numbers on offense this year, averaging 51.8 points and 523.5 yards per game thus far in 2018. Zac Thomas has thrown for 896 yards and eight touchdowns and three interceptions while Jalin Moore has rushed for a team-high 368 yards and five touchdowns. Thomas also has five rushing touchdowns. Defensively, the team has been pretty solid as well, allowing just 17 points and 276.3 yards per contest.
Red Wolves coming off a loss
Arkansas State is coming off a 28-21 loss to Georgia Southern on the road. The loss dropped Arkansas State to 3-2 on the season, 0-1 in the Sun Belt, 1-4 against the spread and 3-2 with the under.
The Red Wolves are putting up 26.4 points per game and 471.6 yards per game on offense this season. They have a solid passing game, led by quarterback Justice Hansen. He has thrown for 1,329 yards and 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Their run game has four players with over 185 rushing yards, including Hansen, who has 189 yards. Marcel Murray is the leading rusher with 261 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas State is giving up 29.2 points and 392.4 yards per game, including 244.4 rushing yards per contest.
College Football Betting Trends
The Mountaineers have hit the over in five of their last seven games on fieldturf and 4-1 with the over in their last five games following a win of more than 20 points.
The Red Wolves are 6-1 with the under in their last seven conference games and 10-4-1 with the under in their last 15 home games.
These two have hit the over in their lone two meetings thus far and I think it can hit today as well. App State has an offense that is going to move the ball. Their run game should be able to cut right through the Red Wolves. With Arkansas State at home, I expect them to be able to find some scoring as well. While the Mountaineers haven’t been giving up many points, they also haven’t faced much offensive talent outside of Penn State, where they gave up 45 points.
College Football Prediction: Appalachian State/Arkansas State Over 60.5