Appalachian State at North Carolina NCAA Football Parlay 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Kenan Memorial Stadium
Zac Thomas and the Appalachian State Mountaineers travel to Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. North Carolina opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 57.5. The Mountaineers are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Tar Heels are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
09/15/19 WR Corey Sutton Suspension is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
09/05/19 RB Camerun Peoples Foot is out for season
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
09/15/19 WR Antoine Green Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Appalachian St
09/15/19 TE Carl Tucker Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Appalachian St
09/15/19 DL Jason Strowbridge Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Appalachian St
09/15/19 OL Jordan Tucker Knee is questionable Saturday vs Appalachian St
09/09/19 G Nick Polino Lower Body is out indefinitely
09/09/19 CB Patrice Rene ACL is out for season
In their last contest, the Appalachian State Mountaineers faced the Charlotte 49ers and notched a win by a score of 56-41. Darrynton Evans paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 87 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for the contest. He rushed for 234 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.3 yards per carry. Jalen Virgil was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 86 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 28.7 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Mountaineers was Zac Thomas who went 14/20 with 182 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ran the ball 39 times and racked up a total of 276 yards which gave them an average of 7.1 yards per attempt. For the game, the Mountaineers got 16 1st downs and they had a total of 13 penalties for 143 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In all, they ran 59 plays which added up to 458 yards. In terms of defense, Appalachian State conceded 20 completions on 31 attempts totaling 296 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.5%. For the game, they gave up 526 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Mountaineers conceded 230 yards on 40 runs giving the other team an average of 5.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Mountaineers come into this game with a record of 2-0 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 9th in the Sun Belt and 106th in college football with 902 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 49 points per contest, ranking them 12th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 276.5 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the conference. The Mountaineers have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 24 points per game ranking them 3rd in the Sun Belt. When it comes to yards through the air, the Mountaineers have allowed 349 yards. Teams are completing 63.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.9 yards per try. When it comes to yards rushing, Appalachian State is giving up 180.5 yards per game which has them at 6th in the Sun Belt and 98th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry ranking them 5th in the conference and 101st in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 361 yards rushing through 2 contests.
The last time they took the field, the North Carolina Tar Heels faced the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and were beaten 24-18. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tar Heels was Sam Howell who went 17/28 with 182 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Michael Carter paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 50 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 96 yards on 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.4 yards per run. Dyami Brown was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 84 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 28.0 yards per catch in the game. The North Carolina Tar Heels ran the football 37 times and generated 144 yards which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per rush. On the day, the Tar Heels racked up 14 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 43 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they totaled 67 plays for a total of 333 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, North Carolina gave up 14 completions on 26 throws totaling 214 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. On the ground, the Tar Heels gave up 222 yards on 48 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 4.6 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 436 yards and forced 1 turnover.
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The Tar Heels come into this matchup with a record of 2-1. North Carolina is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 159.7 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 75th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 479 yards rushing through 3 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Tar Heels average 401.7 yards per contest overall which has them at 72nd in D-1 and 10th in the ACC. The Tar Heels are giving up 23 points per game ranking them 7th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 57th in the nation. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 69 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 176.3 yards per game ranking them 94th in D-1 and 11th in the ACC. For this season, they have allowed 529 yards on the ground and 3.9 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in college football. They are conceding 221.7 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Tar Heels are currently ranked 9th in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tar Heels -3 and over 57.5 total points
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