South Alabama Jaguars vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 10/29/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: South Alabama (+6.5)
Shai Werts and the Georgia Southern Eagles (3-2) host the South Alabama Jaguars (3-2) at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on Thursday, October 29, 2020. The spread on this contest has Georgia Southern as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5.
In their last game, the South Alabama Jaguars faced the UL Monroe Warhawks and added a win to their record by a score of 38-14. Carlos Davis paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 58 yards on 17 carries which meant he was running for 3.4 yards per run. Kawaan Baker led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 154 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 25.7 yards per reception for that contest. Desmond Trotter went 8/12 with 184 yards via the pass and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions.
In terms of putting points on the board, the South Alabama Jaguars have an average of 26.8 points per contest. As a team they average 136.6 yards rushing ranking this team at 67th in Division 1. The Jaguars have earned 2,034 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, South Alabama has earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of yards through the air, the Jaguars have conceded 1,366 yards which has them ranked 90th in Division 1. Overall, they are giving up 410.0 yards per contest putting them at 69th in Division 1. The Jaguars sit in 46th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 24.8 points per game. They are allowing 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 136.8 yards on the ground per game on the year. Over the course of their 5 games, they are giving up 273.2 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.8%. For the year, they have conceded 684 yards via the ground game in 5 outings.
The last time they played, the Georgia Southern Eagles took the field against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 28-14. J.D. King led the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this contest. He rushed for 67 yards by way of 15 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per carry. Malik Murray was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 46 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 23.0 yards per catch in this game. Shai Werts went 7/20 with 94 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 2 picks for the contest.
For the year thus far, the Eagles currently sit at 573 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 114.6 passing yards per game, which is ranked 93rd in the country. The Georgia Southern Eagles have an average of 363.2 yards per outing which is good for 73rd in the nation. They have an average of 248.6 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,243 yards in total. Regarding how much they score, the Eagles are sitting 62nd in college football maintaining an average of 27.0 points per game. The Eagles are surrendering 20.8 points per contest, ranking them 34th in college football. This year, they have surrendered 104 points. Georgia Southern has yielded a total of 613 yards rushing (122.6 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have conceded 8 touchdowns through the air in addition to 238.6 yards/contest, which has them in 62nd in D-1.
In the 40 contests in his collegiate career, Shai Werts has completed 260 of his 469 attempts for a total of 3,274 yds. He is averaging 81.9 yds per game through the air with a 132.1 QB rating. Werts has thrown for 31 touchdowns compared to 9 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 2,696 yards on 620 tries. His TD percentage is 6.6% and his interception rate is 1.9%.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars +6.5
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