Army vs Georgia State NCAA Football Pick and Parlay
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Georgia State Stadium
Dan Ellington and the Georgia State Panthers host the Army Black Knights at Georgia State Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The odds on this contest have Army as 6.5-point favorites. The Black Knights are 2-4-0 ATS and 2-3-1 when betting on the total. The Panthers are 4-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-1-2 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Army Black Knights took on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and took the defeat by a score of 17-8. Sandon McCoy paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 41 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 3.7 yards per carry. Artice Hobbs IV led the team in receiving yardage by earning 32 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 15.5 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Black Knights was Kelvin Hopkins Jr. who went 5/12 with 71 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Black Knights ran the ball a total of 36 times and added 137 yards earning them an average of 3.8 yards per attempt. On the day, they totaled 48 plays which gave them a total of 208 yards. In the game, the Black Knights racked up 10 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 30 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. On the defensive side of the ball, Army allowed 21 catches on 30 attempts totaling 140 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. On the ground, the Black Knights allowed 225 yards on 51 carries which means they had an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up 365 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Black Knights head into this matchup 3-3 this year. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 6th among D-1 Independent teams and 118th in college football with 1,939 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 26.5 points per game, ranking them 86th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 250.7 yards on the ground per game which is 1st among Independent teams. The Black Knights have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 20.7 points per game which has them at 2nd among D-1 Independent teams. When it comes to rushing yards, Army is giving up 161.2 yards per game ranking them 2nd among FBS Independent teams and 73rd in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per rush putting them 2nd among D-1 Independent teams and 68th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 967 yards rushing through 6 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Black Knights have conceded 1,074 yards. Opponents are completing 64.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.8 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Georgia State Panthers played the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and earned the win by a score of 31-21. Dan Ellington paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 57 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 128 yards via 19 carries which had him averaging 6.7 yards per run. Jonathan Ifedi led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 47 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 15.7 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Panthers was Dan Ellington who went 16/24 with 122 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He threw 1 pick in the game. The Panthers ran the ball 55 times and added 352 yards which had them averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. In the game, the Panthers earned a total of 22 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 18 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. On the day, they ran 79 plays which gave them a total of 474 yards. In terms of defense, Georgia State allowed 19 completions on 31 attempts totaling 217 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.3%. In the running game, the Panthers allowed 105 yards on 26 tries which means they had an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 322 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
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The Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 4-2. 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 253.8 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 8th in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 1,523 rushing yards through 6 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Panthers average 478.8 yards per game overall which has them at 19th in college football and 2nd in the Sun Belt. The Panthers are giving up 37.5 points per game ranking them 9th in the Sun Belt Conference and 122nd in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in D-1. They are conceding 255 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers are currently ranked 8th in the Sun Belt Conference. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 225 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 199.8 yards per contest which puts them at 104th in the nation and 6th in the conference. For 2019, they have allowed 1,199 yards on the ground and 13.8 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Black Knights -6.5 and under the total points
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