Free Pick: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Charlotte 49ers

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers (-13.5) aren’t traveling far to face the Charlotte 49ers at Jerry Richardson Stadium. Fans can catch the action live on ESP+ and kickoff is pegged for 6:00 p.m. ET.

Betting Preview: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Charlotte 49ers

Charlotte is a live dog here and is currently getting 13.5 points. In order to take the favorite, moneyline gamblers would currently need to wager $600 to net $100 back on the Mountaineers (-600). The 49ers are getting +425 moneyline odds. If one program can catch a lucky break early, it will likely produce a worthwhile betting opportunity in-game.

The Mountaineers are 1-0 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.0 units so far. The team’s posted an O/U record of 1-0.

The 49ers have gained 1.0 unit this season. The team is 1-0 ATS and has an O/U record of 0-0.

The Mountaineers have gone 0-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the 49ers are 1-0 SU.

The Mountaineers fell to Penn State 45-38 in a game where Zac Thomas completed 25 passes for 270 yards, two scores and one interception. Jalin Moore (88 yards on 18 rush attempts, one TD) and the signal-caller Thomas (43 yards on 15 carries, one TD) mounted the running attack. Corey Sutton (six receptions, 87 yards) and Moore (five catches, 36 yards) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.

Charlotte just got a 34-10 win over Fordham. The defensive secondary allowed the Rams to air it out for 296 yards. Austin Longi had a productive showing in the loss, posting 113 yards on eight catches for Fordham. For Charlotte, Chris Reynolds completed 13-of-20 passes for 267 yards and one touchdown. Benny LeMay (135 rushing yards on 25 attempts, two TDs) mounted the running game as Victor Tucker (seven receptions, 127 yards, one TD) and LeMay (three catches, 83 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the win.

If last year’s results can translate to 2018, then it appears the Mountaineers ought to have an edge in terms of efficiency in the ground game. Their backfield produced 5.5 yards per carry last season while the defense allowed a YPC of 3.9 to opposing runners. The 49ers registered 4.7 yards per carry last year and allowed a YPC of 4.8 to opponents..

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Charlotte 49ers Free NCAA Betting Tip

SU Winner: Appalachian State, ATS Winner: Appalachian State

Betting Trends

  • The Charlotte offense has lost one fumble this season while Appalachian State has yet to lose any,
  • Appalachian State created 27 rushing touchdowns last season.
  • Charlotte put up 13 rushing touchdowns last season.
  • Appalachian State produced 28 passing touchdowns last season.
  • Charlotte only converted 10 passing touchdowns last season.
  • The Charlotte defense has recorded four sacks on the year while Appalachian State has 1.