Free Week 9 Prediction: Mountaineers vs Eagles Odds
Looking for Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles free picks? Week 9 betting sees the Mountaineers taking on the Eagles Thursday October 25th at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Appalachian State Georgia Southern free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(5-1) Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (6-1)
Date: Thursday, October 25th 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, Georgia
NCAA Football Spread: Appalachian State Mountaineers -8
NCAA Betting Total: 46.5
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This game features two teams who currently are undefeated in Sun Belt conference play. Both teams only loss came earlier this season to Penn State and Clemson respectively.
Last year App State whooped up on the Eagles by a score of 27-6. Georgia Southern will be seeking revenge and will have home field advantage to do just that.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
The Mountaineers currently sit at 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Sun Belt. After nearly knocking off Penn State in the first game of the season, they have been flawless ever since.
This game is vital for the Mountaineers because the race to make it to the Sun Belt title game is currently in a three way tie, so to a win in this match up inches them ever closer to that title game.
Believe it or not, the Mountaineers are a top 5 team when it comes to scoring. they average 44.8 points per game which ranks 5th in the country. They are also a top 10 rushing team in the country an average 265 yards per game on the ground.
For being a team in a smaller conference, their defense has played exceptionally well. Even with Penn State scoring 45 on the Mountaineers, they have managed to get their points allowed per game down to 15.7.
This ranks 11th in the country. Also, their average total yards allowed per game is at 294.8.
This ranks 8th in the country. Georgia Southern is mainly a rushing team, which actually favors the Mountaineers because they only allow 112.2 rushing yards per game.
Georgia Southern Eagles
The Eagles are 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the Sun Belt. Like the Mountaineers, the Eagles are in a must win situation as they cannot rely on App State to lose many games down the stretch. If the Eagles can take care of business at home, they will have a great shot to make it to the Sun Belt title game.
As most know, the Eagles are an option team, meaning their rushing attack is very explosive, but if they are forced to pass things become very murky. On the rushing side of things, the Eagles average 276.6 yards per game. Their passing game averages 75.9 yards per game.
The Eagles defense has been only average this year. They allow an average of 19.3 points per game, which does rank inside the top 25 at 24th. They will need to force a few turnovers in this game because the Mountaineers are know to score a ton of points.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- APP are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 7-3 in APP last 10 games on grass.
- Under is 7-1 in GASO last 8 Thu. games.
- Under is 6-2 in GASO last 8 games overall.
- GASO are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in October.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
Appalachian State has much more of a balanced offense and that will be the difference in this Thursday night showdown.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Appalachian State Mountaineers -8
App State has done a good job to stop the run this season and they will over power Georgia Southern by forcing them to try and throw the ball more than they would like to.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Appalachian State 27 – Georgia Southern 17
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