Mountaineers vs Panthers Betting Preview
Georgia State Panthers vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
Week 3 action on Saturday will see the Mountaineers looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Panthers visit Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mountaineers are 1-1 ATS. Georgia State is 2-0 against the total, while West Virginia is 0-2 versus the number.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Mountaineers sat as 38-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Mountaineers - Panthers odds would favor the Mountaineers if the lines were set according to power ranks. West Virginia is rated No. 53 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Panthers sit at No. 58. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 20-2 win for the Mountaineers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 109-ranked offense (15.5 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 105 at 36.5 PPG. The Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 227.5 yards per game, more than the Panthers give up through the air (150.5 YPG on average).
Last time out for Georgia State, they were a 42-14 loser as they battled Chattanooga at home. Georgia State failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 56 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Last time out for the the Panthers, they were scorched by WinningWR for 132 receiving yards against the Mocassins in a 42-14 loss at Georgia Dome.
Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 16-7 loser as they battled Oklahoma on the road. West Virginia covered in the match as a 21-point underdog, while 23 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mountaineers suffered a Week 2 loss against Oklahoma in their last game, falling 16-7 at Memorial Stadium.
Georgia State Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 0-4
When playing on turf are 0-3
After being outgained are 0-1
When playing outside the conference are 0-5
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Panthers at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Georgia State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
West Virginia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
West Virginia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Georgia State home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, September 21
West Virginia at Maryland, Saturday, September 21