Appalachian State vs. Charlotte - 9/12/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Appalachian State vs. Charlotte - 9/12/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte 49ers (0-0) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (0-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)

The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -17 -- Over/Under: 62.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Charlotte 49ers and Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Saturday in college football action at the Kidd Brewer Stadium.

The Charlotte 49ers are coming off a 7-6 season and finished 2-4 on the road. The Charlotte 49ers averaged 29.8 points per game and 411.8 yards while allowing an average of 32.4 points and 380.9 yards per game. Chris Reynolds is coming off a season where he passed for 2,500 yards and 22 touchdowns while completing 62.2 percent of his passes. Reynolds also rushed for 767 yards and six touchdowns. Victor Tucker and Cameron Dollar return at wide receiver, a duo that combined for nearly 1,500 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Ja'Cione Fugate returns after a 70-tackle season, Markees Watts had 9.5 sacks and Timmy Horne had 6.5 tackles for loss.

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers won 13 games last season and finished 6-1 at home. The Appalachian State Mountaineers averaged 38.8 points per game and 433.1 yards while allowing an average of 20 points and 336.1 yards per game. Zac Thomas returns at quarterback after throwing for 2,700 yards and 28 touchdowns while completing 62.7 percent of his passes. Thomas Hennigan and Corey Sutton are back at wide receiver after combining for 1,300 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, D'Marco Jackson returns after 60 tackles last season, Demetrius Taylor had seven sacks and Shaun Jolly had five interceptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have to like their chances at another successful season with so many key players returning for another year. 

The 49ers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games in September, 5-14 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Mountaineers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 22-9 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The under is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 games overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Mountaineers last 4 vs. CUSA.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are the more well known team and have a talent advantage, but Charlotte is a team that won seven games last year and made a bowl game. The Charlotte 49ers also played Appalachian State last year and scored 41 points against them and it was a one score game with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. Appalachian State should win this game, but this is a bunch of points to just throw a decent Charlotte squad that showed last year it can compete with Appalachian State.

Give me the free 17 points and the 49ers.

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Randy’s Pick Charlotte 49ers +17

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