Georgia Southern at Appalachian State - 10/22/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ga Southern Eagles (5-1) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-1)
College Football: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 62.5 See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles and Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Thursday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
The Georgia Southern Eagles look for their third road victory to build on their five-game winning streak. Kevin Ellison is completing 46.7 percent of his passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Ellison and Favian Upshaw have one touchdown pass on 70 attempts. BJ Johnson and Wesley Fields have combined for 221 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ryan Longoria has seven receptions. The Georgia Southern Eagles ground game is averaging 399 yards per contest, and Matt Breida leads the way with 875 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, GSU is allowing 25.2 points and 368.5 yards per game. Antwione Williams leads the Eagles with 49 tackles, Antonio Glover has five interceptions and Bernard Dawson has three sacks.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers look for their fifth straight win and to remain unbeaten at home. Taylor Lamb is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,131 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Lamb has six touchdown passes in his last two games. Shaedon Meadors and Malachi Jones have combined for 486 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Simms McElfresh has 12 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 284.5 yards per contest, and Marcus Cox leads the way with 687 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 11.8 points and 281.2 yards per game. John Law leads the Mountaineers with 46 tackles, Latrell Gibbs has five interceptions and Ronald Blair has four sacks. Aaron Krah, Donte Jones and Hunter Nunn are questionable.
The Eagles are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mountaineers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Both of these squads can put up a ton of points rather quickly, especially Appalachian State, which has one of the more balanced teams in the country. I expect this to be a shootout, which is why I'm siding with the over in this spot. Besides, the over has hit in four of the Eagles last five games.