Free Week 8 Prediction: Eagles vs. Mountaineers Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the Georgia Southern Eagles taking on the Appalachian State Mountaineers Thursday October 22nd at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Georgia Southern (5-1) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-1)
Venue: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Appalachian State -6
NCAA Betting Total: 62
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The Top 2 teams in the Sun Belt get set to battle on Thursday night as the Georgia Southern Eagles take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Georgia Southern comes in 3-0 in the Sun Belt, while the Mountaineers bring in a 2-0 record.
Georgia Southern routed New Mexico State 56-26 last week, which marked their 5th straight win.
Appalachian State routed Louisiana-Monroe 59-14 to move to 5-1.
The Eagles started the season off on such a low point as they were dominated in West Virginia. From the opening kick off the Eagles were pushed around and ran right over.
Since then, Georgia Southern has racked off 5 straight wins, including their most recent route of New Mexico State 56-26.
The offense racked up 500 plus yards on the ground and led 35-7 at the half. With the 500 yards on the ground, QB Kevin Ellison threw for 64 yards. 60 of those yards came from a touchdown pass to Wesley Fields.
RB Matt Breida rushed for 137 yards on just 13 carries and added a touchdown to his name.
The Eagles’ defense allowed 386 yards, which is just above their season average of 369.3 yards against.
The lone Appalachian State loss came from the hands of the Clemson Tigers, but put that aside and the Mountaineers are quite the impressive team this year.
The Mountaineers approved to 5-1 with a route on the road against Louisiana-Monroe 59-14. Appalachian State led 35-0 at the half and racked up 654 yards of total offense in the win.
QB Taylor Lamb finished with 261 passing yards and threw for 3 touchdowns. He had just 15 pass attempts and completed 8 of them. Lamb also showed off his dual threat abilities as he rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 7 carries.
RB Marcus Cox rushed for 122 yards on 23 carries and added a pair of touchdowns to his credit.
The Appalachian State forced 2 interceptions last week as they continue to shut down opposing teams. The Mountaineers defense has allowed just 281.2 yards against.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Eagles are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Eagles are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a S.U. win.
- Mountaineers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Mountaineers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
The Appalachian State defense is will face their toughest team, with the exception of Clemson, on Saturday. Georgia Southern’s rush game is one of the best in the nation. If they can slow them down early, expect the Eagles to be forced into some long 3rd downs that could lead to them having to try and succeed with their pass game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Appalachian State ATS
The Mountaineers grab a home win and take control of the Sun Belt’s top spot.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Appalachian State 37- Georgia Southern 24
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