App State vs. Ark State Prediction
Can Appalachian State continue its strong play when it goes on the road tonight to face Arkansas State in Sun Belt Conference play at 8PM ET?
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 -10 points against Arkansas State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 59.5 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.
Red Wolves struggling to cover
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 and 0-1 in the Sun Belt. They have hit the under in three of their five games and are just 1-4 against the spread. As a program, they are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10.
The Red Wolves are putting up 26.4 points per game and 471.6 yards per game on offense this season. The offense is being led by quarterback Justice Hansen, who 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.
App State perfect at the betting window
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 and 1-0 in the Sun Belt. They have hit the over in all four games while covering the spread in all four as well. As a program, the Mountaineers have covered the spread in eight straight.
The Mountaineers are rolling along 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, Appalachian State has been very strong since the loss to Penn State. On the year, App State is allowing just 17 points and 276.3 yards per contest. Since the Penn State game, it has given up just 23 points in three games.
College Football Betting Trends
Arkansas State has failed to cover the spread in five straight home games and in five straight against a winning team.
Appalachian State has covered the spread in four straight road games and in four straight conference games.
While its an odd night for football, Appalachian State should be just fine going on the road. The Mountaineers will be able to exploit the Arkansas State run defense and pile up the points with some ease. Arkansas State should be able to pose somewhat of a challenge early on behind its home crowd, but the Mountaineers will have too much speed and conditioning throughout the game and pull away late.
College Football Prediction: Appalachian State -10