Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Appalachian State (-9.5)
Zac Thomas and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-3) travel to Allen E. Paulson Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Georgia Southern Eagles (7-4). Appalachian State opens this game as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 46.5.
In the last game they played, the Appalachian State Mountaineers played the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and added a loss to their record by a score of 24-21. Zac Thomas went 10/21 with 92 yards via the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with 2 picks on the day. Camerun Peoples paced the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this outing. He scurried for 99 yards on 21 carries which meant he averaged 4.7 yards per carry. Thomas Hennigan was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 44 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 11.0 yards per catch in this outing.
Regarding scoring points, the Appalachian State Mountaineers hold an average of 31.6 points per contest. Offensively they're holding an average of 250.7 yards in the run game ranking this team at 8th in Division 1. The Mountaineers have earned 4,407 yards in total for the year. With reference to getting in the endzone, Appalachian State has earned 17 passing touchdowns and 21 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding yards through the air, the Mountaineers are conceding 1,723 yards which puts them in 79th in the nation. In total, they are surrendering 310.7 yards/contest which puts them 24th in D-1. The Mountaineers rank 30th in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 18.6 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 138.4 yards on the ground per game so far this year. In their 10 games played this year, they have conceded 172.3 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 47.0%. For the season, they have allowed 1,384 yards on the ground through 10 games.
Zac Thomas has completed 550 of his career 869 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.3%. He is averaging 170.7 yds per outing. For his career, Thomas has passed for a total of 6,657 yards with 66 TD's and 22 picks. He has a QB rating of 147.6 with a touchdown percentage of 7.6% and an interception rate of 2.5%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted a run 279 times for a total of 1,263 yds.
In their last outing, the Georgia Southern Eagles went up against the Florida Atlantic Owls and went home with the win by a score of 20-3. Justin Tomlin went 3/12 with 70 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. Justin Tomlin led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 78 yards via 20 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Logan Wright was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 65 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 32.5 yards per catch for that contest.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Eagles have compiled 1,084 yards through the air as well as an average of 98.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 125th in the nation. The Georgia Southern Eagles hold an average of 366.3 yards/game ranking them 88th in Division 1. They have an average of 267.7 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 2,945 yards in total. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Eagles currently rank 81st in Division 1 with an average of 26.4 points per game. Georgia Southern has surrendered a total of 1,172 yards rushing (106.5 yards per game) as well as 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. The Eagles are relinquishing 21.2 points per game, which puts them 36th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 233 total points. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 222.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 60th in college football.
Shai Werts has thrown for 33 touchdowns compared to 12 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 6.4% and his interception rate is 2.3%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 3,001 yds on 691 tries. He averages 81.2 yds per contest through the air with a 133.2 quarterback rating. During the 45 contests in his career, Shai Werts has been successful on 293 of 514 attempts for a total of 3,652 yds.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -9.5
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