Arkansas State vs Appalachian State predictions and a free pick
College football kicks off this week with an enticing Sun Belt battle. The NFL also has a good game, but this college game is worth watching. The Arkansas State Red Wolves will hit the road to take on the daunting Appalachian State Mountaineers. These two teams feature different offensive attacks which will be on display for Thursday night. The Mountaineers feature a dominant ground game and the Red Wolves will bring an aerial attack to the game that is difficult to stop. Here is our Arkansas State vs Appalachian State predictions and free pick for Thursday, October 22.
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Thursday odds and sharp play
The Mountaineers have not played a football game in nearly a month. They have had bye weeks and cancellations leading up to the game tonight. That has not stopped the bets from rolling in on the 5-time Sun Belt conference champions. Appalachian State opened up as 10-point favorites and that number has ballooned all the way up to 13.5 points at top sportsbooks. With only 52 percent of the public on the home team, this is an indication that the sharps are backing the Mountaineers.
Arkansas State vs Appalachian State predictions
The Red Wolves know how to throw the ball. They have over 384 passing yards per game, which is good enough to rank third nationally. When they have a good outing it usually carries over to a good game in the next outing. The Red Wolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. They have also covered 5 of the last six games overall. They need to score because their defense is very bad and ranks last in the conference in total defense.
Meanwhile, the Mountaineers have been a bad bet all year. They are 0-4 ATS in the last four games overall and they are 1-4 ATS in the last five home games. The Mountaineers can run the ball and they have a senior at quarterback in Zac Thomas. The time off will be an issue and App State will start slow allowing Arkansas State to stay in this game. Bet on the underdog in this game.