20th-ranked Appalachian State will look to remain unbeaten when they host Georgia Southern in their Week 10 Sun Belt Conference clash on Saturday. While the Mountaineers are statistically better than their conference counterparts in this matchup, let’s find out right now whether Appalachian State can cover the spread as two-touchdown plus home favorites or whether the Eagles are the pick to cash in on the road.
Georgia Southern vs Appalachian State 2019 College Football Week 10 Odds & Pick
- When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, North Carolina
- TV: ESPNU
- College Football Week 9 Odds: Appalachian State -15.5 / Total: 44.5
- Partly Cloudy: 1°C/33°F
- Humidity: 71%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Wind: 5 mph NW
- Cloud Cover: 39%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Georgia Southern?
Despite their modest record, there are some good reasons to back the Eagles in this contest. First, Georgia Southern has won three straight games including a 41-7 blowout over New Mexico State last weekend. Then, there’s the fact that the eagles routed the Mountaineers 34-14 a year ago despite being an 11-point home underdog.
Another good reasons to back Georgia Southern is the fact that they have the nation’s seventh best rushing attack (259.9 ypg) while junior quarterback Shai Werts has put together a school-record 161 consecutive pass attempts without an interception dating all the way back to 2017. Last but not least, Georgia Southern is playing for recently deceased freshman offensive lineman Jordan Wiggins who was found dead in his dorm room earlier prior to last weekend’s big win.
- Average Score For: 22.50
- Total Yards: 293.66
- Pass Yards: 56.33
- Rush Yards: 237.33
- Average Score Against: 31.50
- Total Yards: 354.67
- Pass Yards: 233.50
- Rush Yards: 121.17
Why Bet On Appalachian State?
There are a bunch of good reasons to back the Mountaineers in this matchup. First, Appalachian State ranks a stellar ninth in scoring (41.0 ppg) while also ranking an impressive 18th in points allowed (19.0 ppg). Then, there’s the fact that they will be highly motivated to get the win here as they shoot for an undefeated season.
“If we want to get to where we want to go, which is to win the Sun Belt Conference championship and a bowl game with class, integrity and academic excellence, this team stands in our way,” Mountaineers coach Eli Drinkwitz told reporters this week.
Another good reason to back the Mountaineers is the fact that they’ve been on fire the last two weeks in beating Louisiana-Monroe 52-7 two weeks ago before pummeling South Alabama 30-3 last weekend. Last but not least, Appalachian State has won 13 straight games dating back to last season.
- Average Score For: 42.83
- Total Yards: 438.67
- Pass Yards: 206
- Rush Yards: 232.67
- Average Score Against: 21.67
- Total Yards: 357.83
- Pass Yards: 208.83
- Rush Yards: 149
College Football Week 10 Betting Trends for Georgia Southern vs Appalachian State
- Georgia Southern is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
- Georgia Southern is 12-5 SU in the last 17 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of Georgia Southern’s last 7 games on the road
- Appalachian State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Appalachian State is 10-0 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State’s last 5 games against Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern vs Appalachian State Expert Analysis and Prediction
Appalachian State averages almost 16 points per game more than Georgia Southern while also allowing nine fewer points per game defensively. Not only that, but the Mountaineers have gone 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and a bankroll-boosting 11-5 ATS in their last 16 conference games. Conversely, Georgia Southern is just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record. Keep it simple Mybookie.ag collegiate gridiron gamblers, the nationally-ranked Appalachian State Mountaineers win and cover the chalk in this one!
Pick: Appalachian State 42 Georgia Southern 21