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College Football Betting Preview: Georgia State Panthers vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
September 21, 2023
This matchup features a pair of Sun Belt teams as the 3-0 Georgia State Panthers travel to take on the 2-1 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Thursday night in week 4 of the college football season.
Georgia State enters this game with a record of 3-0 following wins at home against the Rhode Island Rams by a score of 42-35 and the UConn Huskies by a score of 35-14 while winning on the road against the Charlotte 49ers by a score of 41-25 while the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers enter this game with a record of 2-1 following a loss on the road against the UCLA Bruins by a score of 13-27 while winning at home against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks by a score of 30-16 and the Duquesne Dukes by a score of 66-7.
Will the Panthers improve to 4-0 this season or will the Chanticleers get the win at home? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.
The Georgia State Panthers enter this game with a record of 3-0 following a 41-25 win on the road against the Charlotte Chanticleers while covering the 6.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 3 of the college football season. Georgia State scored 41 points while compiling 568 total yards offensively which included 466 passing yards and 102 rushing yards while allowing 25 points and 356 total yards defensively which included 268 passing yards and 88 rushing yards. Darren Grainger led the team in passing, completing 27 of 33 attempts for 466 yards and three touchdowns while adding 23 rushing yards and a touchdown. Marcus Carroll led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown. Robert Lewis led the team in receiving, catching six of seven targets for 220 yards and two touchdowns.
Coastal Carolina enters this game with a record of 2-1 following a 66-7 win at home against the Duquesne Dukes while covering the 35-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. The Chanticleers scored 66 points while compiling 515 total yards offensively which included 274 passing yards and 241 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 347 total yards defensively which included 164 passing yards and 183 rushing yards. Grayson McCall led the team in passing, completing 12 of 16 attempts for 169 yards and two touchdowns while adding 15 rushing yards. Braydon Bennett led the team in rushing with seven carries for 58 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for 14 yards. Kyre Duplessis led the team in receiving with one reception for 64 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Coastal Carolina Panthers listed as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Georgia State Panthers on Thursday night in week 4 of the NFL season. The teams have split the last six games in the series while Coastal Carolina has won two of the last three games while going 2-1 ATS in those matchups. Georgia State is 2-1 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS on the road this season while the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are 3-0 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS at home, and 2-0 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Coastal Carolina is the more talented team this season and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Chanticleers are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series.
As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -6 on BookMaker for this matchup on Thursday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -6
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