Georgia State Panthers 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction

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Breaking Down the Georgia State Panthers Win Total

2020 College Football Season

Georgia State Panthers: 5.5 Wins -- Title Odds: 500/1

Georgia State had a pretty solid football season in 2019, but things didn’t end the way the team hoped. The Panthers went 7-6 overall and 4-4 in Sun Belt play, earning an invite to the Arizona Bowl where they lost 38-17 to Wyoming. This season, Georgia State will look to make a bigger impact on the conference standings and bag a bowl game win this time. Get Free College Football Picks and College Football Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place. 

Let’s take a closer look at Georgia State’s current status and break down their chances at hitting six victories this season. 

Things started out really well for Georgia State last season. Despite a couple of road losses, the team was 6-2 at the end of October and things were looking up. The Panthers could only manage one more win during the last four games of the regular season however, which put a damper on their bowl game level and conference aspirations. Still, for a team that was projected to finish last in the East Division, it was a pretty good campaign—not to mention the promising upset victory in the opener at Tennessee. 

In any case, Georgia State will roll with head coach Shawn Elliott for his fifth season. He and the staff will have some retooling to do, as QB Dan Ellington and impact rusher Tra Barnett are now gone. The Panthers still boast a solid line on both sides however and do retain their top three receivers from last year in Cornelius McCoy, Sam Pinckney and Roger Carter. The big question is going to be at quarterback though; we could see a redshirt freshman there in 2020. 

There are a couple of matchups prior to the Panthers’ open week that really stick out. The trip to Alabama in Week 2 is going to be killer, and the very next week Georgia State hosts Louisiana in what should be a difficult game as well. Later on in the season is an intimidating road trip to Appalachian State, then the Panthers will finish things off with a high-profile rivalry game at home versus Georgia Southern. 

Pick: I like the over. I don’t think Georgia State is bound to hit much more than six wins this season, but if they play to their capabilities the Panthers can get to that half-dozen number. There are a few very talented teams on the schedule, but even if you pencil those in as losses there’s still enough meat left on the bone for Georgia State to become bowl-eligible. I don’t think the Panthers will make much noise in what should be a competitive East Division, but when the dust settles they should be No. 2 or 3 in the standings once again. 

2020 Georgia State Panthers Football Schedule 

Day, Date                            Opponent

Saturday, September 5          Murray State

Saturday, September 12        at Alabama

Saturday, September 19        Louisiana   

Saturday, September 26        at Charlotte

Saturday, October 3              East Carolina  

Saturday, October 10            OPEN 

Thursday, October 15            at Arkansas State 

Saturday, October 24            at Troy  

Thursday, October 29           Coastal Carolina 

Saturday, November 7          UL Monroe 

Saturday, November 14        at Appalachian State   

Saturday, November 21        at South Alabama 

Saturday, November 28        Georgia Southern 

Saturday, December 5          Sun Belt Championship

Andrew’s Pick Over 5.5 Wins

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.