Florida Atlantic Owls vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Paulson Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (-6)
Shai Werts and the Georgia Southern Eagles (6-4) host the Florida Atlantic Owls (5-1) at Paulson Stadium on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Georgia Southern opens this contest as 6-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 50.5.
In their last game, the Florida Atlantic Owls faced the UMass Minutemen and earned the win by a score of 24-2. Javion Posey led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 70 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this game. He ran for a total of 90 yards on 19 carries which gave him an average of 4.7 yards per run. TJ Chase led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 79 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 19.8 yards per reception for that game. Posey went 13/27 with 203 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Concerning scoring, the Florida Atlantic Owls hold an average of 21.0 PPG. As a unit they're holding an average of 197.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 35th in college football. The Owls have earned 1,983 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Florida Atlantic has compiled 6 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. The Owls sit in 14th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 11.2 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 105.3 yards on the ground per game so far this year. In total, they have allowed 632 rushing yards through 6 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Owls have allowed 1,126 yards which puts them in 51st in Division 1. Over the course of their 6 games played this year, they have allowed 187.7 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 53.7%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 293.0 yards/game putting them 19th in Division 1.
Javion Posey has completed 46 of his attempted career 332 passes for a completion percentage of 13.9%. He is throwing for 0.8 yds per contest. For his career, Posey has thrown for 3 yds with 1 TD and 23 interceptions. His QB rating is 23.0 with a touchdown percentage of 0.3% and an interception rate of 6.9%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 1 time totaling 23 yards.
The last time they took the field, the Georgia Southern Eagles faced the Georgia State Panthers and took the loss by a score of 30-24. Logan Wright paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 63 yards and he notched 2 TD's in this contest. He rushed for a total of 143 yards on 8 carries which had him averaging 17.9 yards per run. Khaleb Hood led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 44 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 22.0 yards per catch for that game. Shai Werts went 4/7 with 67 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with no picks.
During this campaign so far, the Eagles have compiled 1,014 yards through the air as well as an average of 101.4 passing yards per contest, putting them at 125th in Division 1. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 369.0 yards per contest which is good for 87th in the nation. They are averaging 267.6 run yards per game and have run for 2,676 yards for the season. When it comes to how much they score, the Eagles are sitting 77th in Division 1 by tallying 27.0 points per contest. The Eagles are surrendering 23.0 PPG, which has them sitting 38th in college football. In total, they have given up 230 total points. Georgia Southern has conceded a total of 1,039 rushing yards (103.9 yards per game) and 13 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have given up 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 226.0 yards/game, ranking them 64th in D-1.
During the 45 contests in his collegiate career, Shai Werts has completed 293 of his 514 tries for a total of 3,652 yards. He averages 81.2 yards per contest through the air with a 133.2 QB rating. Werts has passed for 33 touchdowns while tossing 12 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has rushed for 3,001 yds on 691 tries. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 6.4% and his interception rate is 2.3%.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls -6
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