The Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-2) face a Sun Belt matchup versus the Texas State Bobcats (2-3).
Appalachian State vs. Texas State Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 19 points, with bookmakers listing Appalachian State as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Appalachian State has -1187 odds to pick up the win, while Texas State is listed at +695 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 55 points.
How to Watch Appalachian State vs. Texas State Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: San Marcos, Texas
- Stadium: Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
From an offensive standpoint, Appalachian State ranks 36th in the FBS with 452.6 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 46th in total defense (342.2 yards allowed per contest). On offense, Appalachian State ranks 26th in the FBS with 37.4 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 81st in points allowed (342.2 points allowed per contest). Appalachian State ranks 45th in pass offense (264.6 passing yards per game) and 40th in pass defense (201.2 passing yards allowed per game) this season. Offensively, Appalachian State ranks 37th in the FBS with 188.0 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 69th in rushing yards allowed per contest (141.0). Appalachian State is averaging a 42.2% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 53rd in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 74th, giving up a 38.5% third-down conversion rate. Appalachian State has forced eight total turnovers (47th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over three times (10th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +5, the 21st-best in college football.
From an offensive standpoint, Texas State is generating 344.4 total yards per game (103rd-ranked). It ranks 40th in the FBS defensively (338.0 total yards given up per game). Texas State’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 21.8 points per game, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 71st with 26.4 points allowed per contest. With 240.6 passing yards per game on offense, Texas State ranks 74th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 33rd, surrendering 192.6 passing yards per contest. Texas State’s running game has not been getting things done, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with 103.8 rushing yards per game. It has been better on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 145.4 rushing yards per contest (75th-ranked). With a 35.5% third-down conversion rate on offense, Texas State ranks 93rd in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 38th, giving up a 32.4% third-down rate. At -3, Texas State has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with nine forced turnovers (29th in the FBS) and 12 turnovers committed (114th in the FBS).
Appalachian State vs. Texas State Betting Analysis
Appalachian State Betting Insights
Appalachian State has gone 2-3-0 against the spread this season. Appalachian State is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 19-point favorites. Games involving Appalachian State have hit the over three times this season. The Mountaineers have a 1-2 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). The Mountaineers have never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -1187 or shorter.
Bobcats Betting Insights
Texas State has covered the spread in a matchup two times this season (2-3-0). Texas State has not covered a spread (0-2) when playing as at least 19-point underdogs. This season, Texas State games have hit the over twice. The Bobcats have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Bobcats have been at least a +695 moneyline underdog two times this season, but lost all of those games.
Appalachian State vs. Texas State Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||54.9||55.1||54.0|
|Implied Total AVG||35.6||35.5||36.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-2||1-2||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
|Point Total AVG||56.4||62.8||52.2|
|Implied Total AVG||37.6||41.0||35.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||2-0||0-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-2||0-0||0-2|
Players to Watch
- The Mountaineers’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Nick Hampton, who has suited up for five games and registered 20 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and five sacks.
- As part of the Mountaineers’ defensive unit, KeSean Brown has collected 2.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 17 tackles in five games.
- As part of the Mountaineers’ defense, Tyler Bird has amassed 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in five games.
- A big contributor to the Mountaineers’ defense, Nicholas Ross has 27 tackles and 1.0 TFL in five games.
- Levi Bell has been providing a big boost on defense, totaling 17 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks for the Bobcats.
- Ben Bell has been causing chaos on defense, registering nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks for the Bobcats.
- Sione Tupou has collected 13 tackles and one interception in five games for the Bobcats.
- Kordell Rodgers has collected three interceptions to go with seven tackles and three passes defended In five games for the Bobcats.
Appalachian State vs. Texas State Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this contest is Appalachian State, and we project that Appalachian State will cover the spread (Appalachian State -19). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 55 points.