Georgia State at Appalachian State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Georgia State Panthers travel to Kidd Brewer Stadium to take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 10 point favorites. The Panthers have an ATS record of 2-7-1 while their over/under record is 6-4-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 6-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Georgia State Panthers Betting Trends
The Georgia State Panthers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Georgia State Panthers are 2-7-1 against the spread
Important Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 6-2-0 against the spread
Key Georgia State Panthers Injuries
11/11/18 QB Dan Ellington Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Appalachian St
09/29/18 CB Cedric Stone Knee is out for season
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia State Panthers are 91st in Division 1 in points scored with 256. They have run 693 plays this season for 3,957 yards, which ranks them 75th in the nation in total offense. The Panthers average 5.7 yards per play, which is 71st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 213 1st downs this year, placing them 56th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia State has run for 1,778 yards as a team, which ranks 57th in the country. They've run 395 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 39 times for 394 yards so far this season, which has them 125th in the nation in penalties. Dan Ellington has thrown for 1,817 yards this season. He has completed 144 passes on 238 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.4. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw.
Georgia State is 115th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 369. They have surrendered a total of 4,969 yards on D, which is 123rd in Division 1. The Panthers are ranked 128th in yards per play allowed with 7.8. Opposing offenses have completed 189 passes on 264 attempts against the Georgia State Panthers defense this season, placing them 76th and 13th in the country. The Georgia State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,461 yards through the air, which is 94th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 377 attempts for 2,508 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. The Panthers have committed 63 penalties for 526 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 51st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia State is ranked 122nd in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 152 punt return yards and average 21.7 yards per return, which is 2nd in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 312 yards on special teams, ranking 104th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,421. The Georgia State Panthers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 8, which is 95th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Georgia State Panthers kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 24 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,992 yards on 41 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers have run for 2,238 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the nation. They've run 378 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 57 times for 558 yards so far this year, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. They are 32nd in Division 1 in points scored with 344. They have run 608 plays this year for 4,017 yards, which ranks them 107th in the nation in total offense. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 6.6 yards per play, which is 14th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this season, ranking them 95th overall as an offensive unit. Zac Thomas has completed 106 throws while attempting 169 passes for a completion percentage of 62.7%. He has passed for 1,392 yards this year. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 152.6.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers rush defense has given up 332 attempts for 1,109 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the country against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 379 yards on defense this year. That places them 11th in Division 1. Appalachian State is 7th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 142. They have given up a total of 2,500 yards on D, which is 2nd in the nation. The Mountaineers are 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 147 throws on 257 attempts against the Appalachian State defense this season, ranking them 12th and 7th in the country. The Appalachian State Mountaineers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,391 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Appalachian State Mountaineers have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 102nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Appalachian State kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 45 for 46 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,675 yards on 40 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 57th in the NCAA in punting average. Appalachian State is 10th in the country in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 283 punt return yards and average 12.3 yards per return, which is 31st in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 489 yards on special teams, which puts them 57th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 29 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,788.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -10
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