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Georgia Southern vs. Appalachian State - 10/25/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-1) at Georgia Southern Eagles (6-1)
Date & Time Thursday October 25, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles +8 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNU
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CFB | Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-1) at Georgia Southern Eagles (6-1)
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Georgia Southern Eagles meet in a week 9 Sun Belt college football showdown from Allen E. Paulson Stadium on Thursday night.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers will look to stay unbeaten in conference play after making it 5 wins in a row with a 27-17 win over Louisiana in their last outing. Zac Thomas has thrown for 1,146 yards, 11 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 60.6% passing this season while Darrynton Evans has rushed for 425 yards and 3 TDs. Jalin Moore and the aforementioned Thomas each have 6 rushing TDs this season. Corey Sutton leads App State with 366 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns this season. As a team, Appalachian State is averaging 476 yards of total offense per game, including the 7th-most rushing yards per game in the country (265) and the 5th-most points per game in the country with 44.8 points per game this season. 

The Georgia Southern Eagles will be looking to build on their current 4 game win streak following a 48-31 win over New Mexico State in their last outing. Shai Werts has thrown for 491 yards and 4 touchdowns while rushing for a team-high 542 yards and 9 touchdowns this season. Wesley Fields has 472 yards and Monteo Garrett has 344 rushing yards with each logging 4 rushing scores this season for the Eagles. Wesley Kennedy III leads Georgia Southern with 152 receiving yards this season. As a team, Georgia Southern is averaging 352.4 yards of total offense per game, including 276.6 yards on the ground per game, good for 5th in the country, along with 31 points per game this season. 

Appalachian State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Georgia Southern is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. The favourite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

The favorite has had the success go their way when these two teams meet, and Appalachian State is 3-0 ATS on the road this season. However, Georgia Southern is no slouch and are 4-0 both SU and ATS at home this season, so I’ll take the points with Georgia Southern at home in what should be a great game all around.

Pick:
Georgia Southern +8

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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