Texas St. vs. App State Prediction
Can No. 24 Appalachian State dominate an out-matched Texas State football team when the two meet up today at 2:30PM ET, or will the Bobcats keep it interesting?
Game Snapshot & Odds
159 Texas State vs. 160 Appalachian State
Saturday, November 23, 2019
2:30PM ET – Kidd Brewer Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Appalachian State is the clear favorite in this game, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -30 points against Texas State. The over/under total is listed at 51 points. The public betting currently has 71 percent going on Appalachian State as the clear home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
App State rolls over Georgia Southern
Appalachian State picked up an impressive road win this past weekend, defeating Georgia Southern 56-27. The Mountaineers are now 9-1 on the season, 5-1 in the Sun Belt Conference, 7-3 against the spread and 5-5 with the over/under total.
The Mountaineers have been a solid defensive team this year, allowing just 19.9 points and 330.7 yards per game. Offensively, App State is putting up 38.4 points and 425.5 yards per game. Zac Thomas is leading the team with 1,927 passing yards and 18 touchdowns while also rushing for 348 yards and six scores. Darrynton Evans is the leading rusher with 1,014 yards and 11 touchdowns while Marcus Williams Jr. has 401 yards. Corey Xavier Sutton is the leading receiver with 39 catches for 556 yards and six touchdowns.
Texas State throttled at home
Texas State is coming off a 63-27 loss at home to Troy last weekend for its fourth loss in five games. The Bobcats are 3-7 on the season, 2-4 in the Sun Belt Conference, 1-8-1 against the spread and 5-4 with the under.
The Bobcats haven’t had much luck on either side of the ball this year. The offense is putting up just 18.7 points and 327.6 yards per game, while the defense is allowing 33.2 points and 414.4 yards per contest. Gresch Jensen has thrown for 1,291 yards and five touchdowns this year, but is questionable to play this afternoon due to a concussion. Tyler Vitt will go if he can’t. Vitt has thrown or 1,151 yards with eight touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Caleb Twyford is the leading rusher with 468 yards and two scores while Hutch White is the leading receiver with 58 catches for 544 yards and two touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Mountaineers are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight against a losing team and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
The Bobcats are 0-6-1 against the spread in their last seven following a loss and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games.
Appalachian State has won the last three in this series, but Texas State has managed to cover in two of those three meetings. App State has been a little inconsistent this year with its offense and pulling away from weaker opponents. However, they still have had four 50-point outings this year. I don’t expect Texas State to do much on offense, especially if the Bobcats are without their starting QB. The key will be for the Mountaineers to score early and often. Being at home, against a Texas State team that may have mailed it in already, I think App State will have its way with the Bobcats and get the job done.
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