The Eagles will face the Mountaineers in this week 13 CFB game, airing on ESNU at 3:30 (11/25/23). The contest is set to occur at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone (NC). In this Sun Belt game, the Mountaineers are listed as 8.5 point home favorites. Will they come out with a win at home and cover the spread?
GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES VS APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Georgia Southern Eagles +8.5
This game will be played at Kidd Brewer Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 35-27 in favor of Appalachian State.
- Even though we have Appalachian State winning straight-up, we like Georgia Southern at +8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 63 points, and we like the under with a projected 62 points.
Can the Eagles Grab a Win in Boone?
With a 6-5 record, the Georgia Southern Eagles take on Appalachian State. Their road record so far is (1-4) and at home (4-1).
Georgia Southern’s average scoring differential for the season is +4 leading to an ATS mark of 4-5-1. The Eagles have been favored five times and the underdog in three games
This season, Georgia Southern has posted an over/under record of 4-5-1 through 11 games. On average their games have combined for 58.5 points.
The Eagles are currently ranked 86th in college football with 330 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 128.5 rushing yards per game, which is 96th in the nation. Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 44.7 attempts per game and gain an average of 300.2 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 37th spot with 31.3 points per game.
The Georgia Southern defense, going into this week’s game, holds 111th place for points allowed, allowing 27.3 points per game. Opponents have been gaining an average of 239.4 passing yards each game against them (125th in the country). On the ground, they’re yielding 149.6 rushing yards, ranking them 82nd in college football.
Does Appalachian State Stand a Chance at Home?
With a 7-4 record, the Appalachian State Mountaineers take on Georgia Southern. Their road record so far is (2-2) and at home (3-1).
So far, Appalachian State has been favored six times and the underdog in two games. This has led to an ATS record of 3-4-1 and an average scoring differential of +7.4.
So far this season, Appalachian State boasts an over/under record of 3-5. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 60.6 points, while the average over/under line has been 54.8 points.
Heading into their matchup vs. Georgia Southern, the Mountaineers’ offense is averaging 174.2 rushing yards per game, along with 4 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 46th rank in rushing yards and 28th rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 277.1 yards per game. In terms of scoring, Appalachian State is at 34 points per game, which is 21st in the NCAA.
Appalachian State’s defense sits at 106th for points allowed, allowing 26.6 points per game. So far, teams have been averaging 209.2 passing yards per game against them (66th nationally). On the ground, they’re yielding 178 rushing yards, ranking them 133rd in college football.