NCAA Football Free Betting Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Georgia State Panthers

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A couple of teams that prefer to run the football, Panthers of Georgia State (+3.5) are set to welcome the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (-3.5) to Parker H. Petit Field at Georgia State Stadium. This conference matchup kicks off at 2:00 p.m. ET and fans can watch the action live on ESPN+. When these two teams faced each other a year ago, Georgia State won by two field goals 27-21.,

Betting Preview: Georgia State Panthers vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

In this Saturday Sun Belt game, Coastal Carolina is projected as the favorite and is currently giving up 3.5 points. The Chanticleers are also receiving -175 moneyline odds while the Panthers are +155. Oddsmakers have placed the over/under (O/U) at 58.5 points, and if one team catches a lucky break in the early stages, it will likely generate a solid in-game betting scenario.,

The Chanticleers are 4-3 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 1.4 units so far in 2018. The team’s posted an Over-Under record of 3-3.,

The Panthers are down 0.1 units this season. The team is 2-4-1 ATS and also has an even O/U record of 3-3.,

The Chanticleers have gone 4-3 straight up (SU), including 1-2 SU against conference opponents. The Panthers are 2-5 SU overall and are also 1-2 SU in conference play.,

The Chanticleers are coming off a resounding 24-13 win over Massachusetts last week. The passing game could’ve been more effective as the Chanticleers completed 9-of-18 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Kilton Anderson went four-for-10 for 112 yards while Fred Payton completed five-of-seven for 107 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Marcus Outlow (91 rushing yards on 17 attempts, one TD) and Torrance Marable (80 yards on 13 carries) led the ground attack while Malcolm Williams (four receptions, 153 yards, one TD) and Ky’Jon Tyler (one catch, 10 yards) manned the receiving duties in the win.,

One game ago, Arkansas State got the win against this Georgia State team by a score of 51-35. The Panthers defensive unit let the Red Wolves kill the clock by rushing for 273 yards on 37 attempts, including three rush TDs. Marcel Murray had a productive outing, recording 115 rushing yards and a score on 11 attempts for Arkansas State. As a group, the Panthers collectively completed 20-of-33 passes for 299 yards and four touchdowns. Dan Ellington went 15-for-26 for 250 yards and three touchdowns while Aaron Winchester was five-of-seven for 49 yards and one touchdown. Ellington (52 rushing yards on 18 attempts) and Tra Barnett (61 yards on 13 carries, one TD) mounted the running game as Penny Hart (four receptions, 58 yards) and Barnett (three catches, 14 yards) led the pass-catching attack in the loss.,

Coastal Carolina has run the ball on 71.9 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Georgia State has a rush percentage of 56.6 percent. The Chanticleers have run for 251.7 yards per game (including 242.7 per game against Sun Belt opponents) and have 16 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Panthers are putting up 144.7 rush yards per game (182.3 in conference) and have 11 total rushing TDs.,

The Chanticleers offensive scheme has averaged 180.6 yards through the air overall (175.0 per game versus conference opposition) and has 12 passing scores so far. The Panthers have produced 229.0 pass yards per game (250 against SBC competition) and have nine total pass TDs.,

Coastal Carolina seems to have the upper hand in both defensive facets. The team’s let opponents run for an average of 208.9 yards and throw for 229.0 yards per game. The Georgia State D has allowed 248.7 yards per game to opposing passers and 248.3 yards per game on the ground. The Chanticleers are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of 7.61 to opponents, while the Panthers have allowed a whopping 8.75 ANY/A.,

Fred Payton probably has the edge over Ellington in this one, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 14.57for the year (and 13.60 over the past two outings). Ellington’s ANY/A is 6.66 for the year and 8.67 over his past two games.,

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Georgia State Panthers Bedding Prediction

SU Winner: Coastal Carolina, ATS Winner: Coastal Carolina, O/U: Over

Betting Notes,

  • The O/U for Coastal Carolina’s previous game was set at 75.5. The under cashed in the team’s 24-13 victory over Massachusetts.,
  • Coastal Carolina has averaged 4.4 yards per carry across its last three games and 5.2 over its last two.,
  • Georgia State has averaged 4.1 yards per carry over its last three outings and only 3.1 over its past two.,
  • Georgia State has lost nine fumbles this season while Coastal Carolina has let six get away.,
  • In its last three games, Coastal Carolina is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.,
  • The Over/Under for Georgia State’s last matchup was set at 57. The over cashed in the 51-35 defeat to Arkansas State.,
  • Over its last three matches, Georgia State is 1-1-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.,
  • Georgia State has lost six of its last seven games SU, with a 32-point win over Louisiana-Monroe on September 29th accounting for the lone victory over that span.,
  • The Chanticleers offense has produced four pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Panthers have accounted for six such plays.,
  • The Coastal Carolina defense has allowed three pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Georgia State has given up six such plays.,
  • The Coastal Carolina offense has created 20 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Georgia State has created five such runs.,
  • The Chanticleers defense has allowed 21 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Panthers have given up 17 such runs.,
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