Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State odds: College football picks, Week 8 predictions from model on 22-9 run

The 14th-ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers face a tough road test on Wednesday night when they travel to Kidd Brewer Stadium to face Sun Belt foe Appalachian State. The Chanticleers (6-0) have scored at least 52 points in three straight and lead the nation at 48.8 per game. They had a week off after beating Arkansas State 52-20 on October 7 as they piled up 685 total yards. They have lost just once in their past 18 games. The Mountaineers (4-2) come in off a 41-13 loss last Tuesday as they turned the ball over four times against Louisiana.  

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET in Boone, N.C. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Chanticleers as four-point favorites in its latest Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 59.5. Before making any Appalachian State vs. Coastal Carolina picks, you need to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 8 of the 2021 season on a 22-9 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has locked in on Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Appalachian State vs. Coastal Carolina:  

  • Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State: Chanticleers -4
  • Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State over-under: 59.5 points 
  • Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State money line: Chanticleers -190, Mountaineers +160
  • CCU: Is 13-4-1 ATS since the start of last season 
  • AS: Is 7-2 ATS as an underdog since 2017

Featured Game | Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

Why the Chanticleers can cover

The Chanticleers are 5-1 against the spread this season and rank third in the FBS in total yards (552.5 per game). Quarterback Grayson McCall leads the nation in completion percentage (79.8) and has 14 TD passes and just one interception. Coastal rushes for 261.8 per contest, led by Reese White (455 yards, seven TDs). Shermari Jones (401, four) and Braydon Bennett (268 yards, four TDs). All three backs average more than seven yards per carry, while wide receiver Jaivon Heiligh (19.8 yards per catch) and tight end Isaiah Likely (19.0) have combined for 12 TDs.    

The Chanticleers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight against a team with a winning record. The defense is equally impressive, allowing just 152.3 passing yards (third in FBS) and 15 points (eighth) per game. Linebackers Silas Kelly and Teddy Gallagher have combined for 74 tackles and back up a stout defensive line led in the middle by 345-pound nose tackle Jerrod Clark. The unit has 17 sacks and allows opponents to convert on third down just 34 percent of the time. The Chanticleers also have blocked four kicks this season, tied for second-most in the nation.      

Why the Mountaineers can cover

The Mountaineers are 3-3 against the spread this season and 4-2 ATS after a loss since 2018. They were routed by Louisiana, but they made a ton of mistakes in that matchup and are always dangerous in big games. They lost by just two to Miami in their opener but turned the ball over four times against the Ragin’ Cajuns. The Chanticleers defense is tough, but it has just three takeaways this season. Quarterback Chase Brice leads an offense that scores 31.5 points per game, and he has 1,493 passing yards and eight touchdowns, with three receivers who each have at least 25 catches. 

Wideout Thomas Hennigan has been a reliable option, catching 25 balls for 351 yards, while Corey Sutton (34 for 492) can make huge plays. He had a 79-yard TD in a 45-16 rout of Georgia State three weeks ago. The Mountaineers running game could find success against Coastal’s 43rd-ranked rushing defense (130.7 yards per game). Nate Noel has rushed for 555 yards, while Camerun Peoples has 353 and eight touchdowns. The defense has 16 sacks and eight takeaways, and it is allowing third-down conversions at just 33.7 percent (27th in FBS).  

How to make Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State picks

The model says to go under the total since the teams combine for 55 points in the simulations. It also says one side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time. You can only get the model’s Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State pick at SportsLine

So who wins the Appalachian State vs. Coastal Carolina matchup on Wednesday? And which side of the spread is hitting in over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State spread to back Wednesday, all from the advanced model on a 22-9 run on its top-rated college football side picks, and find out.

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