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Appalachian State vs. Toledo - 12/23/17 Dollar General Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-4) at Toledo Rockets (11-2)

College Football: Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Ladd Peebles Stadium)

The Line: Toledo Rockets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 61 See the Latest Odds


The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Toledo Rockets meet Saturday in the college football Dollar General Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers enter this game winning six of their last eight games and look for their ninth win overall. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-0 in bowl games throughout their school history. Taylor Lamb is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 2,606 yards, 27 touchdowns and six interceptions. Lamb has two or more touchdown passes in seven straight games. Ike Lewis and Thomas Hennigan have combined for 1,222 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Jalen Virgil has 19 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 215 yards per contest, and Jalin Moore leads the way with 912 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 21.9 points and 358.9 yards per game. Eric Boggs leads the Appalachian State Mountaineers with 97 tackles, Tee Sims has 9.5 sacks and Clifton Duck has five interceptions. 

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Appalachian State vs. Toledo - 12/23/17 Dollar General Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Toledo Rockets have won seven of their last eight games and look for 12 victories for the third time in school history. The Toledo Rockets have split their last six bowl appearances. Logan Woodside is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,758 yards, 28 touchdowns and five interceptions. Woodside has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Diontae Johnson and Jon'Vea Johnson have combined for 1,932 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Cody Thompson has 28 receptions. The Toledo Rockets ground game is averaging 218 yards per contest, and Terry Swanson leads the way with 1,319 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, Toledo is allowing 25.6 points and 379.4 yards per game. Jack Linch leads the Toledo Rockets with 67 tackles, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi has 8.5 sacks and Kahlil Robinson has four interceptions.

The Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 neutral site games and the under is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.

Both of these teams can put up points in a hurry, and both of these defenses can be a little suspect. Appalachian State has produced a combined 94 points in their last two games and Toledo has one of the better quarterbacks in the country and has scored at least 30 points in 10 of its 13 games this season. This has a feel of being a back and forth contest with a lot of points scored, so give me the over. 

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