Geo. Southern vs. App State Prediction
Will No. 20 Appalachian State have any trouble covering a sizable spread at home when the Mountaineers host Georgia Southern tonight at 8PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
303 Georgia Southern vs. 304 Appalachian State
Thursday, October 31, 2019
8PM ET – Kidd Brewer Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Appalachian State is favored at home, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -15 points against Georgia Southern. The over/under total for the game is listed at 44.5 points. The public betting currently has 69 percent going on Georgia Southern as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mountaineers staying perfect
The Appalachian State football team is having an unbeaten season right now following a 30-3 win at South Alabama last Saturday. The Mountaineers are 7-0 on the season, 4-0 in the Sun Belt, 5-2 against the spread and 4-3 with the under.
The Mountaineers have been solid on both sides of the ball, averaging 41 points and 439.6 yards per game, while the defense is giving up just 19 points and 326.6 yards per contest. Darrynton Evans is leading the offense with 722 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns while Zac Thomas has thrown for 1,295 yards and 11 scores while rushing for 266 yards and four more touchdowns. Thomas Hennigan is the team’s leading receiver with 33 catches for 374 yards and four scores.
Georgia Southern heating up
Georgia Southern is riding a three-game win streak coming into Thursday’s contest following a 41-7 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. The Eagles are 4-3 on the year, 2-1 in the Sun Belt, 2-5 against the spread and 4-3 with the over.
Southern has been led by its defense this season, allowing just 28 points and 342.3 yards per game. Offensively, Georgia Southern is putting up only 25.1 points and 308.7 yards per contest. The Eagles have a strong rushing attack at 260 yards per game. J.D. King is leading the way with 457 yards and four scores. Four others have at least 260 rushing yards. Shai Werts has thrown for 179 yards and two scores while rushing for 303 yards.
College Football Betting Trends
The Mountaineers are 18-6 against the spread in their last 24 games overall and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 conference games.
The Eagles are just 1-8 against the spread in their last nine games on fieldturf and 2-5 ATS in their last seven conference games.
Georgia Southern won last year’s meeting with App State, but the Mountaineers had won and covered in three straight meetings prior to that. App State should be concerned tonight, as their rushing defense hasn’t been the greatest, but I still think it will be able to do enough to get consistent stops. Being at home should give the defense a lift against this Eagles’ ground attack. Offensively, App State is scoring at will at home. While the Eagles have been competitive on defense, I think they will be overwhelmed tonight under the bright lights.
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