Appalachian State at Georgia Southern College Football Picks and Predictions 10/25/2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers head to Paulson Stadium to play the Georgia Southern Eagles on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Appalachian State as 11.5 point favorites. The Mountaineers are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Eagles are 6-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-5-0.
Valuable Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 4-1-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 6-1-0 against the spread
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
10/21/18 LB Rashad Byrd Hip is questionable Thursday vs Appalachian St
10/21/18 S Sean Freeman Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Appalachian St
10/21/18 LB Todd Bradley Leg is questionable Thursday vs Appalachian St
10/21/18 RB Wesley Fields Groin is questionable Thursday vs Appalachian St
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 25th in the country in points scored with 269. They have run 399 plays this year for 2,860 yards, which ranks them 106th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mountaineers average 7.2 yards per play, which is 7th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 134 1st downs this season, ranking them 98th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 1,594 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in college football. They've run 251 times, averaging 6.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 35 times for 377 yards so far this year, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. Zac Thomas has passed for 1,146 yards this year. He's completed 80 throws while attempting 132 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 155. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt.
Appalachian State is 4th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 94. They have given up a total of 1,772 yards on D, which is 3rd in D-1. The Mountaineers are 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 113 throws on 198 attempts against the Appalachian State Mountaineers defense this season, ranking them 27th and 24th in the nation. The Appalachian State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,096 yards in the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 225 attempts for 676 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the country against the run. The Mountaineers have had 38 penalties for 322 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is 25th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 219 punt return yards and average 14.6 yards per return, which is 20th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 264 yards on special teams, which puts them 84th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 29 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,343. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have tried 8 field goals this year and made 6, which is 93rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Appalachian State Mountaineers kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 35 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,047 yards on 25 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 58th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles have run for 1,936 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in college football. They've run 356 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Georgia Southern Eagles have been penalized on offense 35 times for 303 yards so far this season, which has them 107th in the country in penalties. They are 56th in the nation in points scored with 217. They have run 408 plays this season for 2,467 yards, which ranks them 129th in Division 1 in total offense. Georgia Southern averages 6 yards per play, which is 51st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 122 1st downs this year, placing them 116th overall as an offensive unit. Shai Werts averages 9.6 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 30 passes on 51 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 165.6. He has thrown for 491 yards this season.
The Georgia Southern Eagles rush defense has allowed 254 attempts for 1,038 yards this year, putting them in 49th place in D-1 against the run. Georgia Southern has committed 41 penalties for 347 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 41st in college football. They are 26th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 135. They have surrendered a total of 2,574 yards on D, which is 48th in the country. The Eagles are ranked 55th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 142 passes on 224 attempts against the Georgia Southern defense this season, placing them 84th and 65th in Division 1. The Georgia Southern Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 1,536 yards through the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Southern Eagles have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 9, which is 36th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Georgia Southern kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,269 yards on 31 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average. Georgia Southern is ranked 113th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 103 punt return yards and average 17.2 yards per return, which is 11th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 336 yards on special teams, ranking 61st in kick return yardage. The Georgia Southern Eagles average 22 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,906.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +11.5
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