The Week 8 college football schedule begins on Wednesday night with a Sun Belt matchup between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Georgia State Panthers at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. The Mountaineers (3-3, 1-2 in Sun Belt) were picked to win the East division of the conference but have lost two of their last three games. In the four-year existence of the Sun Belt Championship Game, they have made the event three times but are in danger of missing out this season. Meanwhile the Panthers (2-4, 1-1) are in fourth place in the East. After losing their first four games of the season, they have won their last two.
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. ET. The Mountaineers are 10-point favorites in the latest Appalachian State vs. Georgia State odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 60.5. Before making any Georgia State vs. Appalachian State picks or college football predictions, you need to see what SportsLine football expert Emory Hunt Jr. has to say.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. He knows the game from a player’s perspective.
In addition, he has his finger on the pulse of App State. He is 11-3 (+768) in his last 14 college football picks involving the Mountaineers. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hunt has zeroed in on App State vs. Georgia State and just locked in his picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Hunt’s picks. Here here are several college football odds and betting lines for Georgia State vs. App State:
- Appalachian State vs. Georgia State spread: Mountaineers -10
- Appalachian State vs. Georgia State over/under: 60.5 points
- Appalachian State vs. Georgia State money line: Mountaineers -365, Panthers +285
- APST: QB Chase Brice ranks eighth in the country in touchdown passes (18)
- GAST: CB Quavian White is tied for fifth among active FBS players in career interceptions (11)
- Appalachian State vs. Georgia State picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Georgia State Panthers
Why Appalachian State can cover
Quarterback Chase Brice is having a solid season for App State. A sixth-year senior from Grayson, Ga., Brice leads the conference and ranks eighth in the country in touchdown passes (18). He also ranks 17th in the nation in passing efficiency (163.3). He is one of just five FBS quarterbacks this year with least 18 TD passes and three or fewer interceptions.
In addition, the Mountaineers have dominated the series against Georgia State. App State is a perfect 8-0 against the Panthers in the series, which began in 2014. The average score has been 37-11.
Why Georgia State can cover
Georgia State’s ground game is on a roll. The Panthers average 234.5 rushing yards per game, which leads the conference and ranks 13th in the country. In victories over Army and Georgia Southern the last two weeks, the Panthers rushed for 634 yards combined.
In addition, Georgia State has a playmaker in cornerback Quavian White. A senior from Greer, S.C., White ranks fourth in the FBS in interceptions, with four. In the season opener at South Carolina, he had two interceptions, two tackles for loss including a sack, a pass breakup and five tackles. He has 11 career interceptions, which is the program record and tied for fifth among active FBS players.
How to make App State vs. Georgia State picks
Hunt has analyzed this matchup and while he’s leaning Over the total, he has discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who covers in Georgia State vs. App State? And what crucial x-factor causes one side of the spread to hit hard? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump all over Wednesday, all from the football expert who is 11-3 in his last 14 picks involving the Mountaineers, and find out.