Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-0) vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (0-1)
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 9/9/23 – The football season is in full swing, and the showdown between Jacksonville State Gamecocks, currently undefeated at 2-0, and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, trailing behind with a 0-1 start, promises to be one for the books. The duel is scheduled for September 9, 2023, at Brooks Stadium and will be televised on ESP+ at 7:00 PM ET. With both teams bringing their unique strengths and challenges to the table, this clash promises unparalleled excitement.
The Gamecocks’ offensive dynamics have largely been influenced by key players. In the backfield, Trevor Etienne, the running back, hasn’t made a massive mark just yet. His statistics reflect 7 rushing attempts with a total of 25 rushing yards, averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Yet, his potential for explosive plays can’t be undermined. In the receiving department, Ricky Pearsall stands out. Having recorded 8 receptions with a cumulative 92 receiving yards, he’s averaging 11.5 yards per reception. His longest reception stretches 40 yards, indicating his capability to make significant plays downfield.
The Chanticleers, despite their single-game setback, boast of strong players. Reese White, their running back, mirrors Etienne’s performance with 8 rushing attempts and a total of 21 rushing yards, averaging a modest 2.6 yards per rush. On the flip side, wide receiver Sam Pinckney emerges as a significant threat. With 9 receptions totaling 139 yards, he averages an impressive 15.4 yards per catch. His longest reception at 52 yards, along with a touchdown, speaks of his game-changing abilities. Check out our free winning football picks for more insights.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
Graham Mertz QB vs. Grayson McCall QB
Mertz boasts impressive stats with a 70.5% completion rate from 31 completions out of 44 attempts. He has accumulated 333 passing yards at 7.6 yards per pass and a 137 passer rating. However, his performance has been somewhat tempered with 5 sacks resulting in a loss of 47 yards, and an interception to his name.
McCall, in contrast, presents slightly modest figures. Completing 27 out of 42 attempts, he holds a 64.3% completion rate. He’s passed for 271 yards at an average of 6.5 yards per pass. McCall’s passer rating, sitting at 116.8, is a bit shy in comparison to Mertz. Moreover, with 2 interceptions, decision-making under pressure remains an area of concern.
Odds/Point Spread: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -600, Total Odds: 61.5
The Gamecocks face significant odds, with a spread of +14, and a moneyline of +460. The Chanticleers are strong favorites, as reflected by their spread of -14 and a moneyline of -600.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Trends
Jacksonville State, although maintaining a 5-2 ATS in their recent 7 games, faces challenges as indicated by their 6-14 SU in the last 20 games. Their road game struggles are even more evident with a 4-16 SU in the last 20 road games. However, Saturdays seem to favor them as they boast a 4-1 ATS. Additionally, in terms of total points, the team has mostly stayed UNDER in recent games, including 4 of their last 5 in September.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Trends
Coastal Carolina’s recent form presents a mixed picture. Despite a staggering 18-2 SU in their last 20 home games and a 10-1 SU in games played in September, they’ve had recent struggles, reflected by a 1-4 ATS and SU in their last 5 games. Interestingly, their total points have predominantly been OVER in 4 of their last 5 matches.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 9/9/23 Betting Picks
Considering the impressive home performance of the Chanticleers and their statistical advantage, it’s probable they will secure a win. However, given the Gamecocks’ resilience, especially on Saturdays, they might cover the spread, leading to a closer game than anticipated. All in all, this game presents an opportunity for high drama and excellent football. Regardless of the outcome, fans are in for an exciting ride, and that’s what truly matters at the end of the day. For more insights, check out our free sports betting picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will win 35-21.