Georgia State vs. Appalachian State - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-1) at Georgia State Panthers (6-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Parker H. Petit Field at Georgia State Stadium)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers +13 -- Over/Under: 63.5
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Georgia State Panthers meet in a week 12 Sun Belt conference college football matchup from Georgia State Stadium on Saturday night.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will look to build on a 20-15 road win over South Carolina in their last outing. Zac Thomas has thrown for 1,671 yards, 14 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 62.4% passing while Darrynton Evans leads App State in rushing with 883 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Marcus Williams Jr. has 350 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns while Thomas Hennigan leads App State in receiving with 39 catches for 452 yards and 4 TDs. Malik Williams has 38 grabs for 444 yards and Corey Xavier Sutton has 31 catches for 383 yards. Defensively, Akeem Davis-Gaither leads the Mountaineers with 71 total tackles including 32 solo tackles and 3.5 sacks while Jordan Fehr has 67 sacks and Demetrius Taylor has 5 sacks. Shaun Jolly has a team-high 3 interceptions this year as well for App State. As a team, Appalachian State is averaging 411.3 yards of total offense and 36.4 points per game while allowing 331.4 yards of total defense and 19.1 points per game against this season.
The Georgia State Panthers will look to rebound after having their four game winning streak snapped with a 45-31 loss to Louisiana-Monroe in their last outing. Dan Ellington has thrown for 1,813 yards, 18 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 65.7% passing while Tra Barnett leads the Panthers in rushing with 1,118 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Ellington is 2nd on the team in rushing with 603 rushing yards and 5 TDs while Seth Paige has 405 rushing yards and Destin Coates has 303 rushing yards. Cornelius McCoy leads Georgia State with 48 grabs for 515 yards and 4 touchdowns while Sam Pincknet has 36 catches for 460 yards and 5 TDs. Defensively, Trajan Stephens-McQueen leads Georgia State with 82 total tackles while Ed Curney and Dontae Wilson each have 3 sacks this season. As a team, Georgia State is averaging 485 yards of total offense and 36 points per game while allowing 464.3 yards of total defense and 36 points per game against this season.
Appalachian State is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Georgia State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a loss while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games. Appalachian State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Appalachian State has been solid on the road this season, logging wins over North Carolina and South Carolina as well as double-digit wins over ULL and South Alabama. Georgia State also fell flat against ULM, as the Panthers just couldn’t find stops. However, this is still a lot of points to be giving up to a Panthers team that can put points on the board with the best of them, including 52 points in both of their conference home games and a win against Army. I’ll take a shot with Georgia State and the points here.