Free Week 1 Prediction: Bulldogs vs Eagles Odds
Looking for South Carolina State Bulldogs vs. Georgia Southern Eagles free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Bulldogs taking on the Eagles on Saturday September 1, 2018 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 South Carolina State Bulldogs Georgia Southern Eagles free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) South Carolina State Bulldogs vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 1 2018
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, Georgia
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF (As of 7pm ET Monday August 13th)
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There are going to be a lot of highly competitive, low-key solid contests between FCS and FBS opponents in Week 1 of the 2018 college football season. It’s what we live for as sports fans—the next Appalachian State.
This game, however, isn’t going to be one of them. The question here isn’t “who is going to win?” but rather “can the other guys keep it close?”
There’s reason to believe Georgia Southern could stumble in the first game of the year, but make sure to check our final score at the end and then check back frequently to see where the line is set. (It’s currently OFF as of this writing, so while our score prediction won’t change, we’ll need to see how oddsmakers feel about this one before we can declare an ATS winner.)
South Carolina State Bulldogs
South Carolina State has two things going for it here.
First and foremost, it’s going up against a Georgia Southern team that is adding a new wrinkle to its offense. This team knows that the Eagles are looking at this game as a glorified scrimmage—you’d better believe they’re talking about that in the locker room.
With that in mind, South Carolina should come in with enough pride to make the offense take a step back in how confident it is trying out a relatively new system. That’s extra important in this contest, because…
Georgia Southern doesn’t play a lot of defense. The Eagles rely on putting up points and gaining early leads when it comes to finding victories straight up.
If the Bulldogs can make the Eagles second guess the offense, that’s going to do them a world of good because they should be able to put up some points of their own.
Where they’ll get into trouble is if they fail at stopping this new offense, or if more specifically Georgia Southern comes out and the transition to the newish system looks seamless.
Georgia Southern Eagles
For as much talk as there should be in the South Carolina State locker room about being offended by Georgia Southern’s willingness to deploy some shiny new toys against a “safe” opponent, their talk needs to be seriously backed up by a strut-worthy walk.
Odds are, the Eagles come out and gain a two-touchdown lead early in this one.
That’s going to be extremely tough for the Bulldogs to come back from, and it’s what’s going to allow Georgia Souther to get a little cocky and try out some new things in the second half.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
If all goes according to plan, this game should be decided by the second half.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Check back closer to gameday for a free pick ATS, a final score pick is provided below.
Keep an eye out for early, sloppy turnovers by the Eagles that could change the narrative. But if Georgia Southern can play a clean first quarter and extend that into the second…game over.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Georgia Southern Eagles 51 – South Carolina State Bulldogs 13
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