Appalachian State vs Coastal Carolina Prediction NCAAF 10/10

Appalachian State vs Coastal Carolina Prediction NCAAF 10/10

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Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State: Sun Belt Conference Preview

Get ready for an intriguing Sun Belt Conference clash as the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, currently 2-3, face the Appalachian State Mountaineers, with a 3-2 record. Both teams are hungry for a crucial win that could shape their conference standings.

This matchup takes on added significance, potentially serving as a must-win for Coastal Carolina, who entered the 2023 season with hopes of making an impact. However, inconsistency has plagued them, particularly on offense.

The Chanticleers' struggles are evident in their 2-3 record, and their 0-2 away record underscores the challenge they face. Offensively, they've averaged just 19 points per game during their three losses. Quarterback Jackson McCall's performance has been inconsistent, with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 6/6. For Coastal Carolina to revive their season, they'll need more support from their defense and more consistency on offense.

 

Appalachian State's Opportunity

Meanwhile, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have shown glimpses of promise in the 2023 season. They currently hold a 3-2 record, with a dramatic victory over UL Monroe in their last outing. At home, they've been dominant with a perfect 2-0 record and an average of 36 points per game.

Quarterback Joey Aguilar has been a bright spot for the Mountaineers, boasting a 12/5 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 2023 and completing 60% of his passes. Combined with their deep running attack, Appalachian State has the potential to make a significant impact in the Sun Belt East.

As they prepare to face Coastal Carolina, the Mountaineers have an opportunity to push for the top spot in the conference if they can maintain their low turnover football and continue their strong performance at home.

 

Prediction

In this critical Sun Belt Conference matchup, the over/under is set at 60.5 points, and the prediction leans towards taking the over.

Both teams have shown offensive potential, and the weaknesses in their respective defenses suggest a high-scoring contest. Coastal Carolina's need to revive their season and Appalachian State's strong offensive performances create a favorable environment for a high-scoring game.

With an over/under of 60.5 points, this matchup has the ingredients for a shootout, and fans can expect plenty of action on the scoreboard. If you're looking for an exciting bet, the over is the way to go in this Sun Belt showdown.

Pick: Over 60.5 Points

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