Arkansas State at Appalachian State - 11/5/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (5-3) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-1)
College Football: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -10 -- Over/Under: 61 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Thursday night at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves look for their fifth straight victory to become bowl eligible. Fredi Knighten is completing 52.3 percent of his passes for 631 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Knighten has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. J.D. McKissic and Tres Houston have combined for 616 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Dijon Paschal has 14 receptions. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ground game is averaging 224 yards per contest, and Michael Gordon leads the way with 622 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas State is allowing 31.6 points and 403.9 yards per game. Khari Lain leads the Red Wolves with 50 tackles, Cody Brown has three interceptions and Ja'Von Rolland-Jones has six sacks.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers look to remain undefeated at home with their seventh straight win. Taylor Lamb is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,517 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. Lamb has seven passing touchdowns in his last three games. Shaedon Meadors and Malachi Jones have combined for 573 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Simms McElfresh has 20 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 273.2 yards per contest, and Marcus Cox leads the way with 917 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 15.6 points and 298.6 yards per game. Eric Boggs leads the Mountaineers with 62 tackles, Latrell Gibbs has five interceptions and Ronald Blair has four sacks. Alanmicheal Harkness, Hunter Nunn and Tashion Singleton are questionable.
The Red Wolves are 10-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Mountaineers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
I'm not sure who Appalachian State has beaten to deserve such a heavy line. Arkansas State has been an offensive machine lately with no less than 37 points scored in each of their last four games. The Red Wolves have been far more tested with games against Missouri and USC. I'll take my chances with the points here.