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Teams looking to get back into the Sun Belt Conference East Division race clash on Wednesday night when the Georgia State Panthers battle the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Panthers (2-4, 1-1), fourth in the division, had finished second at 6-2 in the league and 8-5 overall in 2021. The Mountaineers (3-3, 1-2), who are tied for fifth with Georgia Southern, won the division a year ago with a 7-1 conference mark and 10-4 overall record. Since the start of last season, Georgia State has gone 4-4 on the road, while Appalachian State is 8-2 at home.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Georgia State is averaging 29.8 points per game this season, while Appalachian State averages 35.2. The Mountaineers are nine-point favorites in the latest Georgia State vs. Appalachian State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 60. Before making any Appalachian State vs. Georgia State picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Georgia State vs. App State. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the FBS college football odds and trends for App State vs. Georgia State:

  • Georgia State vs. Appalachian State spread: Appalachian State -9
  • Georgia State vs. Appalachian State over/under: 60 points
  • Georgia State vs. Appalachian State money line: Georgia State +270, Appalachian State -345
  • GSU: The Panthers are 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games following a straight-up win
  • APP: The Mountaineers are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games following a bye week
  • Georgia State vs. Appalachian State picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Appalachian State can cover

The Mountaineers are led by sixth-year senior Chase Brice. The quarterback has completed 131 of 199 passes (65.8%) for 1,674 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has been picked off just three times and has a rating of 163.3. He has also scored one rushing touchdown. In Appalachian State's last game at Texas State, he threw for 395 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.

Among his top targets is sophomore wide receiver Christian Horn. Horn has 20 receptions for a team-high 407 yards (20.4 average) and four touchdowns. He was at the receiving end of Brice's game-winning 53-yard pass as time expired against Troy in a 32-28 victory on Sept. 17. Horn had a season-high six receptions for 83 yards (13.8 average) in the loss at Texas State. He also had two receiving touchdowns against The Citadel.

Why Georgia State can cover

Senior running back Tucker Gregg leads the Panthers in rushing, carrying 101 times for 460 yards (4.6 average) and six touchdowns. The All-Sun Belt Conference back ranks second on Georgia State's career rushing list with 2,020 yards, just 136 yards short of the school record. He already holds the team career records for rushing attempts (411) and rushing touchdowns (22). Gregg joined the program as a walk-on in 2018 and was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2019 season.

Also powering the Panthers is running back Jamyest Williams, who earned 2021 All-Sun Belt Conference honorable mention. He joined the program in 2020 as a transfer from South Carolina, where he played in the secondary. In six games this season, Williams has carried 68 times for 403 yards (5.9 average) and two touchdowns. He has rushed for 1,515 yards and 11 TDs in 27 games since moving to offense midway through 2020 season, and is already fourth on the Georgia State career rushing list.

How to make Georgia State vs. Appalachian State picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 56 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can see which side to back at SportsLine.

So who wins Georgia State vs. Appalachian State? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Georgia State vs. Appalachian State spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that finished the past six-plus years up nearly $3,000 on its FBS college football picks, and find out.