Wyoming Cowboys vs Georgia State Panthers Picks, Odds, Arizona Bowl Prediction 12/31/2019
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Georgia State Panthers
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia State +7.5
Dan Ellington and the Georgia State Panthers host the Wyoming Cowboys at Arizona Stadium on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in the Arizona Bowl. Wyoming opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The Cowboys are 7-5-0 ATS and 3-9-0 when betting on the total. The Panthers are 6-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-2 against the spread.
In their last game, the Wyoming Cowboys faced the Air Force Falcons and lost 20-6. Levi Williams paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 38 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 79 yards by way of 15 carries which had him averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Raghib Ismail Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 41 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 13.7 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cowboys was Levi Williams who went 6/11 with 84 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 1 interception in the game. The Cowboys ended up running the ball 33 times and earned 114 yards giving them an average of 3.5 yards per attempt. On the day, the Cowboys had a total of 12 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 28 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they finished with a total of 51 plays which gave them a total of 225 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Wyoming allowed 6 catches on 7 throws for a total of 143 yards, and a completion percentage of 85.7%. On the day, they allowed 305 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Cowboys allowed 162 yards on 56 runs which is an average of 2.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cowboys head into this matchup 7-5 for this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 24.3 points per contest, which has them at 96th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 208.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the MWC. For total yards, they sit in 11th in the Mountain West and 111th in college football with 4,040 yards. The Cowboys have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 17.8 points per game which has them at 2nd in the MWC. When it comes to passing yards, the Cowboys have conceded 1,536 yards. Opponents are completing 57.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per attempt. When it comes to rushing yards, Wyoming is allowing 101.6 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the MWC and 7th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per carry which has them at 2nd in the MWC and 6th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,219 rushing yards through 12 contests.
In their last game, the Georgia State Panthers went up against the Georgia Southern Eagles and were defeated 38-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Panthers was Dan Ellington who went 18/27 with 182 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Destin Coates paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 34 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 54 yards via 4 carries which means he ran for an average of 13.5 yards per carry. Cornelius McCoy was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 89 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 12.7 yards per catch for the game. The Panthers ran the ball a total of 37 times and racked up a total of 108 yards which had them averaging 2.9 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 64 plays for 290 yards. Overall, the Panthers got 18 1st downs and they totaled 2 infractions for 20 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. When discussing the defense, Georgia State gave up 7 completions on 10 tries for a total of 73 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. In the running game, the Panthers gave up 279 yards on 47 tries which is an average of 5.9 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 352 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
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The Panthers head into this game 7-5. Georgia State is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 245.2 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 14th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 2,942 rushing yards through 12 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Panthers average 446.9 yards per game overall ranking them 28th in D-1 and 4th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Panthers are conceding 36.1 points per contest ranking them 9th in the Sun Belt and 121st in the nation. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 433 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 211.6 yards per contest ranking them 116th in college football and 7th in the conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 2,539 yards on the ground and 31.2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the nation. They are allowing 239.3 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers are currently ranked 8th in the Sun Belt Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cowboys -7.5 and under the total points
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