Georgia Southern at Appalachian State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/9/2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers host the Georgia Southern Eagles at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 17.5 point favorites. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 2-7-0 against the spread. The Eagles have an ATS record of 3-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0.
Valuable Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 3-5-0 against the spread
Important Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-7-0 against the spread
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
09/20/17 DT Ian Bush Elbow out indefinitely
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
11/04/17 LB Devan Stringer Leg is "?"
11/04/17 DB Josh Thomas Undisclosed is "?"
10/19/17 RB Terrence Upshaw Tricep is out for season
10/01/17 WR Shaedon Meadors Redshirt out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Southern Eagles have run for 1,622 yards as a team, which ranks 50th in college football. They've run 424 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 57 times for 501 yards so far this season, which has them 57th in the country in penalties. They are 125th in the nation in points scored with 141. They have run 556 plays this season for 2,473 yards, which ranks them 127th in Division 1 in total offense. The Eagles average 4.4 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 147 1st downs this year, placing them 121st overall as an offensive unit. Shai Werts averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 61 passes on 104 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 116.2. He has thrown for 650 yards this season.
The Eagles rush defense has allowed 291 attempts for 1,546 yards this year, putting them in 70th place in D-1 against the run. Georgia Southern has committed 44 penalties for 370 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in college football. They are 110th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 307. They have surrendered a total of 3,570 yards on D, which is 67th in the country. The Eagles are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 136 passes on 233 attempts against the Georgia Southern Eagles defense this season, placing them 15th and 14th in Division 1. The Georgia Southern pass defense has also given up a total of 2,024 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Southern Eagles have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 86th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Georgia Southern Eagles kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,998 yards on 50 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 97th in Division 1 in punting average. Georgia Southern is ranked 70th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 145 punt return yards and average 12.1 yards per return, which is 23rd in college football. They have returned 35 kicks for 779 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 22 yards per kick return and they are 121st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,397.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 49th in the country in points scored with 280. They have run 616 plays this year for 3,805 yards, which ranks them 57th in Division 1 in total offense. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 33rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 183 1st downs this season, ranking them 70th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 1,644 yards as a unit, which ranks 48th in college football. They've run 337 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. Appalachian State has been penalized on offense 67 times for 630 yards so far this year, which has them 25th in the country in penalties. Taylor Lamb has passed for 2,096 yards this year. He's completed 159 throws while attempting 263 passes for a completion percentage of 60.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 148.2. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt.
Appalachian State is 65th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 233. They have given up a total of 3,457 yards on D, which is 56th in D-1. The Mountaineers are 72nd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 156 throws on 272 attempts against the Appalachian State defense this season, ranking them 49th and 52nd in the nation. The Appalachian State Mountaineers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,054 yards in the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 339 attempts for 1,403 yards this season, putting them in 58th place in the country against the run. The Mountaineers have had 76 penalties for 622 yards on defense this year. That places them 112th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is 7th in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 194 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 45th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 600 yards on special teams, which puts them 42nd in kick return yardage. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 39th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,600. The Mountaineers have tried 18 field goals this year and made 12, which is 38th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Appalachian State kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,927 yards on 49 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 105th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +17.5
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