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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Appalachian State Mountaineers Underdogs vs Jaguars at Appalachian State

South Alabama Jaguars


Appalachian State Mountaineers
Saturday, October 04, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Kidd Brewer Stadium

The South Alabama Jaguars will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Mountaineers in Appalachian State at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday in Week 6 action.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The home Appalachian State Mountaineers opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

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Computer Prediction: South Alabama Jaguars vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 21-16 result in favor of the Jaguars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Appalachian State Mountaineers currently sport a record of 1-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-3 ATS. The South Alabama Jaguars are 2-2 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Appalachian State Mountaineers post a 2-2 over under record this season, while the South Alabama Jaguars have gone 0-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Appalachian State vs South Alabama injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Appalachian State Mountaineers rated this week at No. 120 and the South Alabama Jaguars sitting at No. 55.

How South Alabama Jaguars vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Appalachian State Mountaineers No. 77-ranked offense (28.5 PPG) against a South Alabama Jaguars defense that ranks No. 45 at 21.5 PPG. The Appalachian State Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 223 yards per game, more than the South Alabama Jaguars give up through the air (190.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the South Alabama Jaguars feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 47 yards per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

South Alabama won its last outing, a 34-10 result against Vandals on September 27. South Alabama covered in that game as a -3-point favorite, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, South Alabama got a 108-yard performance from Jay Jones as a key part of its 34-10 win over Idaho.

In their last action, Appalachian State was a 34-14 loser on the road against Eagles. They failed to cover the +16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Appalachian State was hammered in its last outing, as Ga Southern ran up a 34-14 score against them at Paulson Stadium.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Odds Trends

South Alabama is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
South Alabama is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Alabama's last 5 games
South Alabama is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Appalachian State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Appalachian State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Appalachian State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Appalachian State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

South Alabama home to Georgia State, Saturday, October 18th
Appalachian State home to Liberty, Saturday, October 11th