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Georgia State Panthers Face the Appalachian State Mountaineers: Week 5 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

Georgia State travels to Appalachian State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 0-3 mark in Week 5 action with a victory over the Mountaineers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Appalachian State Mountaineers here saw them at Bovada as -21-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 27-14 win for the Mountaineers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Georgia State Panthers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Georgia State Panthers have seen them go 0-3 and 1-2 ATS so far this season, while the Appalachian State Mountaineers are at 2-2 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 2-2, while the Panthers are 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Appalachian State vs Georgia State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Appalachian State Mountaineers at No. 47 and the Georgia State Panthers at No. 56 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Appalachian State's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 24.75 PPG, against a Georgia State defense that ranks No. 103 this week at 34 PPG. The Appalachian State aerial game is averaging 172 yards per game, more than the Georgia State Panthers secondary allows through the air, 136.67 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Georgia State Panthers own the league's No. 113-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 325.5 yards per game when on the road. Appalachian State, on the other hand, rates No. 78 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Georgia State lost its last outing 23-17 against Wisconsin on Saturday, getting a 131-yard receiving performance from Glenn Smith in a losing cause at Camp Randall Stadium.

Jalin Moore ran through the Akron defense for 257 yards in Appalachian State's last game, handing the Zips a 45-38 setback on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Georgia State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Georgia State's last 9 games
  • Georgia State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Georgia State is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Appalachian State is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Appalachian State's last 10 games
  • Appalachian State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Appalachian State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Georgia State home to Texas State, Saturday, October 8th
Appalachian State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Wednesday, October 12th