Texas State Bobcats (1-8) at Georgia Southern Eagles (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Allen E. Paulson Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -10 -- Over/Under: 52 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas State Bobcats and the Georgia Southern Eagles meet Saturday in Sun Belt Conference college football action from Paulson Stadium.
Texas State enters this game at 1-8 on the year. The Bobcats have lost six straight games, most recently to Appalachian State this past weekend. As for Georgia Southern, they’re sitting at 5-2 this year. The Eagles have won their last two games versus South Alabama and Troy. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Texas State has had very little success so far this season. The Bobcats’ last win came over LA_Monroe back on September 19, and since then it’s been losses to Boston College 24-21, Troy 37-17, South Alabama 30-20, BYU 52-14, Louisiana 44-34 and App State 38-17.
In the loss to the Mountaineers, Texas State quarterback Tyler Vitt put up 205 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Jahmyl Jeter added 135 rush yards on 11 carries, and Javen Banks put up 89 yards and a score off four receptions.
Over on the Georgia Southern side, they’ve been a competitive team this year, losing by more than two points just once (28-14 versus Coastal Carolina). The Eagles have managed some close wins this season, including their last two games: 24-17 over South Alabama and 20-13 over Troy.
In the win versus the Trojans, Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts posted 85 yards and an interception, while Gerald Green had 109 yards and a touchdown rushing off 10 carries. NaJee Thompson’s 35-yard catch gave him the lead among Trojans receivers in that one.
The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven conference games. The under is 9-1 in Texas State’s last 10 games on grass and 6-1 in their last seven conference games.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in November. Georgia Southern is 1-5 ATS in their last six games after an ATS loss and the under is 4-0 in their last four overall.
PICK: I’m sticking with Georgia Southern here, but it’s fairly close. The Bobcats have put up a few pretty nice offensive performances this year: 48 points versus UTSA, 34 versus Louisiana, etc. Thing is, Texas State is also giving up a lot of points this year; at least 30 in each of their last five games. The Eagles should have a good enough offense to take advantage of that, but cover-wise I still think it’s going to be tight.