Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State: 10/20/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-2) vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-0)
Game Info: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)
Betting Odds: Appalachian State Mountaineers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Appalachian State Mountaineers face off on Wednesday in a Sun Belt college football showdown at Kidd Brewer Stadium. When these two teams faced off in November of 2020, Coastal Carolina came away with the 34-23 victory.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have been impressive so far this season sitting with a 6-0 record and they are 5-1 against the spread. In the last game, it was once again the offense that was the difference putting up 52 points against Arkansas State. The Chanticleers are averaging 48.63 points per game which is 1st in college football. The defense has also been good giving up only 15 points which is 8th best in college football. They are a balanced attack that is averaging 261.8 yards per game on the ground. Grayson McCall has also found a lot of success through the air putting up 1,478 yards, 14 touchdowns, and one interception. The top back has been Reese White and he has rushed for 455 yards and seven touchdowns. Shermari Jones has also rushed for 401 yards and four touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the Appalachian State Mountaineers who sit with a 4-2 record and they have covered three of the six spreads. The Mountaineers have looked good for the most part this season, but they are coming off an awful loss in the last game. The offense could only manage 13 points against Louisiana, and that led to the blowout loss. Appalachian State is averaging 31.5 points while the defense is giving up 23.5 points per game. Under center for the Mountaineers is Chase Brice who has been good, but has a turnover problem. Brice has thrown for 1,493 yards, eight touchdowns, and five interceptions. Running back Nate Noel has also rushed for 555 yards and a touchdown. Camerun Peoples has also had a big season but has dealt with injuries, He has rushed for 353 yards and eight touchdowns.
Coastal Carolina is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games in October. Appalachian State is 6-13 against the spread in their last 19 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Coastal Carolina’s last 10 games as a favorite. The over is 6-0 in Mountaineers' last 6 games following an ATS loss.
These are two teams who can score, and I expect this is going to be a shootout. I expect Coastal Carolina to score at least 42 points, which means App State won’t need to score too many points to push this game over. All the trends point towards the over and it will cash in this game.