The Appalachian State Mountaineers and South Carolina Gamecocks will square off on the grass at Williams-Brice Stadium. Interested parties are able to catch the action live on ESPN2 and the game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Appalachian State at South Carolina Betting Odds 11/9/2019
South Carolina is favored by 5 points in this game. The Mountaineers are currently getting +170 moneyline odds while the Gamecocks are -200. The over/under is set at 52 points. If one team catches a lucky break in the early stages, it’ll likely result in a decent in-game betting scenario.
The early action has swayed toward the Gamecocks. The opening line was originally -4 and the game’s total was initially placed at 51.5.
The Mountaineers are 7-1 straight up (SU) while the Gamecocks are 4-5 SU. The Mountaineers are down 1.1 units so far and 5-3 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 4-4.
The Gamecocks have been a disappointment to moneyline bettors this season, losing 6.5 units. The team is 5-4 ATS and has an O/U record of 4-5.
The Mountaineers will look to bounce back after a 24-21 defeat to Georgia Southern last week. Zac Thomas completed only 25-of-51 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Darrynton Evans (76 rushing yards on 17 attempts) led the ground attack. Malik Williams (eight receptions, 89 yards, one TD) and Thomas Hennigan (six catches, 78 yards) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.
South Carolina is coming off of a 24-7 win over Vanderbilt. Ryan Hilinski completed 24-of-31 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Deshaun Fenwick (102 rushing yards on 18 attempts) and Tavien Feaster (53 yards on 11 carries) mounted the running game as Bryan Edwards (14 receptions, 139 yards, one TD) and Xavier Legette (three catches, 34 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
Appalachian State has run the ball on 59.7 percent of its offensive possessions this year while South Carolina has a rush percentage of 49.3 percent. The Mountaineers have rushed for 237 yards per game and have 21 scores on the ground this year. The Gamecocks are averaging 185 rushing yards per contest and have 18 total rush TDs.
The Mountaineers have averaged 205 yards in the air overall and have 16 passing scores so far. The Gamecocks have put up 225 pass yards per outing and have 11 total pass TDs.
Defensively, Appalachian State seems to have the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed 165 rush yards and 165 pass yards per game. South Carolina has allowed 141.0 yards per game on the ground and 242.3 to opposing teams in the air. The Mountaineers are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 5.22 to opposing QBs, while the Gamecocks have given up a 5.89 ANY/A.
Thomas is up to 1,434 passing yards this year, and has connected on 123-of-194 attempts with 13 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions. Thomas has a 7.36 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 5.78 over the last two games.
Ryan Hilinski has tallied 1,433 yards, nine TDs and three INTs for South Carolina. His ANY/A stands at 5.85 for the year and 6.94 over his past two outings.
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Free Pick
SU Winner – South Carolina, ATS Winner – South Carolina, O/U – Over
The Mountaineers offense has registered seven pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Gamecocks have accounted for five such plays.
The Appalachian State defense has allowed zero pass plays of 40 yards or more, while South Carolina has given up six such plays.
The Appalachian State offense has created 22 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while South Carolina has created 18 such runs.
The Mountaineers defense has allowed 11 rushing plays of 20+ yards, while the Gamecocks have given up 12 such runs.
The South Carolina defense has sacked opposing QBs 19 times this season. Appalachian State has produced 18 sacks.
As a team, Appalachian State has produced 6.3 yards per carry across its last three contests and 6.7 over its last two.
South Carolina has averaged 4.1 yards per carry over its last three matchups and 3.6 over its past two.