This high-stakes Sun Belt Conference game features a one-score spread in favor of the home team. Here are the App State vs Coastal Carolina predictions and college football picks for Week 12 in the college football season.
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App State vs Coastal Carolina Predictions
In what could very well be the biggest regular season game in the Sun Belt Conference this season, 15th-ranked Coastal Carolina puts their undefeated record on the line against the reigning conference champion Appalachian State. The Chanticleers opened as four-point home favorites and have drawn the early favor of the expert college football picks. The spread is now CCU -5.5 at Bovada Sportsbook. The total has also moved, trickling down from an opening 49.5 to an even 48 points.
App State earned a narrow win over Georgia State last weekend but paid a hefty price in the process as quarterback Zac Thomas was taken off the field in an ambulance in the fourth quarter. Backup Jacob Huesman was able to lead what proved to be the game-winning touchdown drive. The offense could be up against it this week though if Thomas (day-to-day) is unable to go. Fortunately, the Mountaineers possess a defense capable of dictating the outcome of any game. App State is allowing just 16.9 points per game (PPG) and 324.7 yards per game (YPG) on the season.
Speaking of good defenses, the Chanticleers come into Saturday’s home contest having gone 10 full quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown. Nicknamed the “Black Swarm”, CCU’s defensive numbers are more than on par with those of the Mountaineers (16.3 PPG, 309.6 YPG). Coastal Carolina will look to clamp down on the four-time conference champs and continue their historic 2020 season. Limiting turnovers could be a big part of the Chanticleers having success on Saturday. QB Grayson McCall’s 16:1 TD:INT ratio cannot be overlooked.
App State vs Coastal Carolina Predictions: Under 48
Betting college football totals under can be daunting, but everything points to a defensive-minded battle in Myrtle Beach on Saturday. In addition to the defensive statistics this season, historical trends for both teams heavily favor the Under. Act quickly before the current total number of 48 gets any lower.