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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Texas State Bobcats (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: TSU Bobcat Stadium, San Marcos, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Appalachian State -23.5
NCAA Betting Total: 48.5
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We still don’t really know a ton about App State. They were trendy coming into the season but the loss to Georgia threw some cold water on them. If they are legit they will dominate in Sun Belt play.
The expectations for Texas State were much more modest. They got crushed against big time competition too (Colorado) but started the season with a win over Houston Baptist. That win does not mean they won’t be the worst team in the SBC this season.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
This is an experienced group so it was no surprise they picked themselves up after losing to the Bulldogs. They trounced Savannah State but could not cover the -50 thanks to a late meaningless TD.
Don’t be fooled by the numbers put up by QB Taylor Lamb against Savannah State. The Mountaineers want to have a balanced offense, he was just able to hit some big plays which led to some big yardage and 5 TDS.
Appalachian State defense was pretty good against Georgia so they can expect to have state against the way less physical, and talented, Texas State. Another blowout could be in the offing here.
Texas State Bobcats
Through a couple of games you have to be worried about the Bobcats ability to score. Three points against Colorado might have actually been more impressive than 20 against Houston Baptist.
They did a decent jobs slowing down the Buffs on the ground and will be tested there again this week. If they keep it up they can stay in the game as App State definitely does not have the receiver talent of Colorado.
These teams have only met once last season, a 35-10 loss for the Bobcats. Still they covered the number on the road. I am not sure this is a real revenge spot given the limited history of the teams but the number is still a big one.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Mountaineers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 7-1 in Mountaineers last 8 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Under is 6-1 in Mountaineers last 7 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Under is 6-0 in Bobcats last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Under is 6-0 in Bobcats last 6 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Under is 6-0 in Bobcats last 6 conference games.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
Big numbers generally tilt me in the direct of the underdog but I am not sure here. I like App State a lot and now might be the time to buy in.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Appalachian State -23.5
I am expecting the Mountaineers to dominate early in this one. They are well coached and will have a good game plan to get what they want most of the time.
Even with inevitable adjustments they will be able to keep extending their lead throughout the game but a late score could challenge the number.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Appalachian State 42 – Texas State 16
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