Georgia Southern vs. Appalachian State Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 13 Predictions

By Dan Watson | November 21, 2021, 10:39 pm

The Georgia Southern Eagles (3-8, 0-0 Sun Belt) and their 24th-ranked rushing attack will hit the field against the Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-2, 0-0 Sun Belt), featuring the 19th-ranked run defense, on Saturday, November 27, 2021. The Mountaineers are heavily favored, by 24.5 points. The expected point total for the matchup is set at 55.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Appalachian State stats and betting info

Betting trends for Appalachian State

  • Appalachian State has an 8-3-0 record against the spread this season.
  • When they have played as at least 24.5-point favorites this season, the Mountaineers are 1-1 against the spread.
  • Appalachian State has gone over in five of its 11 games with a set total (45.5%).
  • Appalachian State and its opponents have combined to outscore Saturday’s over/under (55.5 points) five times this season.
  • This season, the average total for Mountaineers games is 56.9 points, 1.4 more than the over/under of 55.5 points for this contest.
  • The Mountaineers average just 5.5 fewer yards per game (450.0), than the Eagles allow per contest (455.5).
  • In games that Appalachian State totals more than 455.5 yards, the team is 7-0 overall.
  • The Mountaineers have turned the ball over 11 more times (19 total) than the Eagles have forced a turnover (8) this season.
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 252.5 (2777) 48
Rush yards 197.5 (2173) 30
Points scored 36.5 (402) 16
Pass yards against 215.4 (2369) 50
Rush yards against 115.7 (1273) 19
Points allowed 20.4 (224) 24

Key players for Appalachian State

  • Chase Brice has thrown for 2,668 yards (242.5 ypg) to lead Appalachian State, completing 64.6% of his passes and recording 20 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 132 rushing yards (12.0 ypg) on 51 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
  • The team’s top rusher, Nate Noel, has carried the ball 175 times for 1,011 yards (91.9 per game), with four touchdowns this year.
  • Corey Sutton’s 821 receiving yards (74.6 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 54 receptions and seven touchdowns.
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Georgia Southern stats and betting info

Betting trends for Georgia Southern

  • So far this year, Georgia Southern has compiled a 5-5-0 record against the spread.
  • Georgia Southern has hit the over in five of its 10 games with a set total (50%).
  • This season, Georgia Southern has played only two games with a combined score higher than 55.5 points.
  • Eagles games have an over/under of 54.2 points this season, 1.3 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.
  • The Eagles collect 23.4 more yards per game (354.5) than the Mountaineers allow (331.1).
  • When Georgia Southern amasses over 331.1 yards, the team is 3-2.
  • The Eagles have 16 giveaways this season, while the Mountaineers have 20 takeaways .
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 150.7 (1658) 121
Rush yards 203.7 (2241) 24
Points scored 21.8 (240) 107
Pass yards against 294.7 (3242) 125
Rush yards against 160.8 (1769) 80
Points allowed 31.8 (350) 100

Key players for Georgia Southern

  • Justin Tomlin has 977 passing yards (88.8 ypg) to lead Georgia Southern, completing 51.7% of his passes and throwing two touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 195 rushing yards (17.7 ypg) on 80 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Logan Wright’s team-high 761 rushing yards (69.2 per game) have come on 136 carries, with eight touchdowns this year. He’s also added 16 catches for 185 yards (16.8 per game).
  • Khaleb Hood’s 424 receiving yards (38.5 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 33 receptions.

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