Appalachian State vs Georgia State NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Georgia State Stadium
Zac Thomas and the Appalachian State Mountaineers head to Georgia State Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Georgia State Panthers. Georgia State opens this matchup as 13-point underdogs. The Mountaineers are 6-3-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Panthers are 5-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-2-2 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Appalachian State Mountaineers went up against the South Carolina Gamecocks and notched a win by a score of 20-15. Darrynton Evans led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 85 yards by way of 23 carries which meant he was running for 3.7 yards per tote. Corey Xavier Sutton led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 38 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 12.7 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Mountaineers was Zac Thomas who went 9/15 with 105 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 1 pick during the game. The Mountaineers rushed the ball a total of 41 times and generated 97 yards giving them an average of 2.4 yards per rush. For the contest, the Mountaineers had a total of 11 1st downs and they had 8 infractions for 46 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. On the day, they finished with a total of 57 plays for a total of 202 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Appalachian State gave up 32 catches on 57 throws for a total of 325 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.1%. On the day, they conceded a total of 346 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Mountaineers gave up 21 yards on 27 attempts which is an average of 0.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Mountaineers come into this matchup with a record of 8-1 this year. For total yardage, they currently sit at 6th in the Sun Belt Conference and 69th in Division 1 with 3,702 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 36.4 points per game, putting them 21st in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 217.6 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the conference. The Mountaineers have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 19.1 points per contest putting them 2nd in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Mountaineers have allowed 1,744 yards. Opponents are completing 56.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.3 yards per try. In regard to yards on the ground, Appalachian State is giving up 148.6 yards per game putting them 3rd in the conference and 55th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per carry ranking them 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference and 57th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,337 rushing yards through 9 contests.
In their last game, the Georgia State Panthers took on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and were defeated 45-31. Tra Barnett led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 18 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the contest. He rushed for 190 yards on 32 carries which gave him an average of 5.9 yards per carry. Cornelius McCoy was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 38 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 7.6 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Panthers was Cornelious Brown who went 8/18 with 80 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Panthers ran the football 53 times and racked up 414 yards which had them averaging 7.8 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 81 plays which added up to 536 yards. Overall, the Panthers got 27 first downs and they had a total of 3 infractions for 25 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Georgia State allowed 24 completions on 33 throws for a total of 291 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.7%. In the running game, the Panthers allowed 299 yards on 46 tries which means they had an average of 6.5 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 590 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
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The Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 6-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Panthers have one of the best offenses in the nation. Georgia State has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 274.7 rushing yards per game, putting them 6th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 2,472 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Panthers average 485 yards per contest overall ranking them 13th in the nation and 2nd in the conference. The Panthers are giving up 36 points per contest ranking them 9th in the Sun Belt and 122nd in D-1. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 324 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are giving up 208 yards per contest ranking them 115th in the country and 7th in the conference. In 2019, they have allowed 1,872 yards on the ground and 23.4 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are conceding 256.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers sit in 9th in the Sun Belt.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -13 and under the total points
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