Georgia State vs Charlotte Prediction - College Football Picks 9/16/23

Charlotte 49ers (1-1) vs Georgia State Panthers (2-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Stadium)

Betting Odds: Charlotte 49ers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 52 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Georgia State Panthers and Charlotte 49ers face off on Saturday in a Week 3 college football showdown at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

What a Start for Georgia State

It’s been quite the start to the season for Georgia State. In the first game of the season against Rhode Island, Georgia State scored 42 points and that was enough to secure the seven point victory. In the last game against UConn, Georgia State scored 35 points, but even more impressive was the defense giving up only 14 points. The offense is cleary good for this team, but in this game the defense is going to need to step up in a big way. In the last game against Georgia State, Darren Grainger completed 15 of his 26 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown. His most impressive stat though was with his legs, and he finished with 12 carries for 142 yards and a touchdown. 

Georgia State Betting Trends

  • Georgia State has lost 11 of its last 12 road games in September.
  • Georgia State has failed to cover the spread in six of its last seven road openers.
  • Each of Georgia State's last three road games have gone OVER the total points line.

Charlotte Had a Shot Against Maryland

Charlotte in the last game faced off against Maryland, and they had a shot, they just couldn’t hang on in the second half. At the end of the first quarter, Charlotte was up 14-0. The rest of the game though the offense only managed six points. They still had a shot, until the 4th quarter when the defense gave up 21 points and that led to the 38-20 defeat. They forced two interceptions in that game, and it was a big reason they were able to stay in the game. Under center for Charlotte was Jalon Jones and he completed 8 of his 15 passes for 116 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. 

Charlotte Betting Trends

  • Charlotte has lost five of its last six games against opponents from the Sun Belt Conference.
  • Charlotte has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight home games.
  • Each of Charlotte's last four games against non-AP-ranked teams at Jerry Richardson Stadium have gone UNDER the total points line.

Georgia State vs Charlotte Facts

  • Georgia State ranked 11th among FBS teams for Q1 win percentage last season (.667).
  • Georgia State was one of only 14 FBS teams to lose 3+ games when leading at HT last season.

Shane’s Free Pick

Charlotte had a shot against Maryland, but the offense really went ice cold after the first quarter. In this game, I expect Charlotte’s offense is going to really have some major issues moving the ball. Grainger is a really good quarterback for Georgia State and he’s going to have no issue running up the score in this game. Georgia State’s offense is going to have no issue getting close to 40 points, and that will be enough for the Panthers to cover the spread. Back Georgia State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Georgia State -7.5

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