The Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-3, 2-2 Sun Belt) and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-1, 4-1 Sun Belt) will square off in a battle of Sun Belt East giants on Thursday night. Appalachian State is looking to extend its two-game winning streak following victories over Georgia State and Robert Morris. Coastal Carolina suffered its first loss of the season against Old Dominion in mid-October, but it bounced back with a 24-13 win at Marshall last week.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Mountaineers are 3-point favorites in the latest Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 64. Before locking in any Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State spread: Appalachian State -3
- Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State over/under: 64 points
- Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State money line: Coastal Carolina +135, Appalachian State -160
- Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State picks: See picks here
Why Coastal Carolina can cover
Coastal Carolina has struggled to cash tickets for its bettors since last season, but Appalachian State has had the same issue. The Mountaineers have only covered the spread three times in their last 11 games, covering once in their last six conference games. They have already lost three games this season, giving up 63 points to North Carolina and 36 points to Texas State.
Appalachian State is going to have trouble slowing down Coastal Carolina's offense, which is led by junior quarterback Grayson McCall. He is among the nation's leaders with 19 touchdown passes and one interception, throwing for 2,061 yards. The Chanticleers are 17-2 in their last 19 home games, creating some value as underdogs on Thursday.
Why Appalachian State can cover
Despite Coastal Carolina's overall recent success, Appalachian State has given the Chanticleers a lot of trouble, winning four of the five matchups. The Mountaineers have now won eight consecutive games within the division and are led by an experienced offense, so they are not going to back down from this challenge. Senior quarterback Chase Brice has thrown 22 touchdown passes and just four interceptions, with five different players going over 200 receiving yards.
Junior running back Camerun Peoples has rushed for 551 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. He is facing a Coastal Carolina team that has been overvalued since last season, covering the spread just four times in its last 15 games. The sharp bettors have been all over Appalachian State in this matchup, moving the Mountaineers from 1-point underdogs to 3-point favorites.
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