Georgia State vs Coastal Carolina Picks, Line and Odds
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Dan Ellington and the Georgia State Panthers go to Brooks Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Coastal Carolina opens this game as 6-point favorites. The Panthers are 2-1-2 ATS and 4-1-0 when betting on the total. The Chanticleers are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key Georgia State Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Injuries
No key injuries to report
In the last game they played, the Georgia State Panthers took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves and won 52-38. Leading the way at QB for the Panthers was Dan Ellington who went 29/41 with 382 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Tra Barnett paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 56 yards and he added 1 TD in the game. He ran for a total of 139 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.9 yards per run. Sam Pinckney was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 120 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 13.3 yards per catch for that contest. The Panthers rushed the ball a total of 58 times and racked up a total of 340 yards earning them an average of 5.9 yards per carry. On the day, the Panthers totaled 39 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 124 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In the game, they ran 99 plays for 722 yards. When discussing the defense, Georgia State conceded 22 completions on 34 tries for a total of 306 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.7%. Against the run, the Panthers conceded 115 yards on 22 runs giving the other team an average of 5.2 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 421 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 in 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 36.4 points per contest, ranking them 27th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 234.2 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the Sun Belt. For total yards, they are currently ranked 3rd in the Sun Belt and 32nd in college football with 2,399 yards. The Panthers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 40.8 points per game ranking them 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Panthers have allowed 1,228 yards. Opponents are completing 65.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 9.0 yards per attempt. When talking about yards rushing, Georgia State is allowing 218.8 yards per contest putting them 7th in the Sun Belt Conference and 117th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.8 yards per carry which has them at 9th in the Sun Belt Conference and 126th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,094 rushing yards through 5 games.
The last time they played, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers played the Appalachian State Mountaineers and took the defeat by a score of 56-37. CJ Marable led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 42 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 95 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 5.9 yards per run. Jaivon Heiligh led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 85 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 14.2 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Chanticleers was Fred Payton who went 20/31 with 240 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Chanticleers ended up rushing 35 times and earned 153 yards which earned them an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Chanticleers racked up a total of 21 first downs and they had 10 penalties for 75 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. For the game, they ran 66 plays which added up to 393 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Coastal Carolina gave up 19 completions on 24 tries totaling 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.2%. On the ground, the Chanticleers gave up 184 yards on 40 attempts which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 430 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Chanticleers head into this matchup 3-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Chanticleers have one of the best offenses in the nation. Coastal Carolina is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 226.8 yards on the ground per game, putting them 21st in the country. As a team, they have a total of 1,134 rushing yards through 5 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Chanticleers average 443.8 yards per contest overall ranking them 44th in Division 1 and 5th in the Sun Belt. The Chanticleers are allowing 25.6 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 60th in the nation. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 128 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 122.2 yards per contest which puts them at 40th in the nation and 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference. This year, they have given up a total of 611 rushing yards and 9 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the elite units in the country. They are giving up 167.2 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Chanticleers currently sit at 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Chanticleers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers +6
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