Georgia State vs. WKU - 12/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
WKU Hilltoppers (6-6) at Georgia State Panthers (5-6)
College Football: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm (Camping World Stadium)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 49 See the Latest Odds
Coming up on Saturday, December 16 from Camping World Stadium, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will be taking on the Georgia State Panthers in the Autonation Cure Bowl.
Western Kentucky comes into this one with a 6-6 record overall. The Hilltoppers started out at 5-2 but lost four of their final five games versus FAU, Vanderbilt, Marshall and FIU. In that last game versus FIU, Western Kentucky QB Mike White put up 355 yards and two touchdowns.
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On the season, White has logged 3826 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven picks, and De’Andre Ferby is tops in rushing for Western Kentucky on 362 yards and three scores. Nacarius Fant is the leading Hilltoppers receiver with his 634 yards and four TDs from 67 catches.
Over on the Georgia State side, they’re sitting at 6-5 on the year. The Panthers had a three-game win streak going before dropping their final two games versus Appalachian State and Idaho. In that Idaho game, Panthers QB Conner Manning put up 271 yards on 27-of-44 passing.
This year, Manning logged 2870 yards overall with 13 touchdowns and seven picks for the Panthers. Leading Georgia State in rushing is Glenn Smith with 521 yards and three scores, while Penny Hart is the top receiver with 1094 yards and eight TDs from 73 catches.
The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games on field turf and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall. The under is 4-0 in the Panthers’ last four games in December and 4-1 in the last five non-conference games.
Meanwhile, the Hilltoppers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in December and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games on field turf. Western Kentucky is also 3-9 ATS in their last 12 overall and 1-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
After a run of solid games earlier in the year, the Hilltoppers faltered down the stretch and have given up at least 30 points in their last six straight games. Georgia State, meanwhile, has issues of their own with just 10 points scored in each of their last two. This one’s a little tough to call, as it’s going to depend on which team shows up, but the Hilltoppers have the stronger offense so I trust them a little more. I’ll take Western Kentucky here.