Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-6) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-4)
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers 10/28/23 – Week 9 of the NCAAF season is upon us, with a matchup between the struggling Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Appalachian State Mountaineers. With both teams looking to turn their seasons around, this week’s clash promises to provide some top NCAAF total picks.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles, despite their weak record, have displayed moments of brilliance, largely owed to their dynamic running back, Frank Gore Jr. His impressive stats, combined with wide receiver Jakarius Caston’s ability to gain yardage, makes them a team capable of surprises.
Appalachian State, on the other hand, boasts a slightly better record but remains unpredictable. Key players such as running back Nate Noel and wide receiver Kaedin Robinson have been critical in maintaining the team’s performance, showing promise and adding depth to the Mountaineers’ offense.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers 10/28/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Kidd Brewer Stadium|
Billy Wiles QB vs. Joey Aguilar QB
Billy Wiles has made headlines all season as the quarterback for Southern Miss Golden Eagles, showing remarkable dedication and talent with 1,259 passing yards and 53.2% completion rate this year. However, his performance has been marred by frequent sacks which have resulted in significant yardage losses due to frequent sacks; therefore emphasising the need for better protection from his offensive line. Wiles has an outstanding arm capable of making challenging throws but has proven less reliable under pressure situations; his five interceptions so far speak volumes and should caution must be exercised when facing off with Appalachian State defense.
Joey Aguilar of Appalachian State Mountaineers stands as an outstanding quarterback. Boasting 1,782 passing yards, a 61.5% completion rate and an outstanding passer rating of 146.7, Aguilar surpasses Wiles with his ability to quickly read defenses and adjust his strategies on-the-fly while remaining calm under pressure; his precise throws combined with his calm demeanor have played an integral part in several Mountaineers victories; Aguilar’s low sack count attests his dexterity as well; when these two quarterbacks collide it will be an unparalleled test of agility, intelligence, wit and resilience!
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Appalachian State Mountaineers -825, Total Odds: 55
The Mountaineers are clear favorites, both in terms of their performance and the betting odds. The -17 spread points towards the Mountaineers’ prowess. However, with a total of 55, bettors might be inclined to look at the over, considering the Golden Eagles’ propensity to overshoot total points in recent games.
Southern Miss Betting Trends
The Golden Eagles are currently on a disappointing streak, going 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games. The consistency with which their games have gone OVER the total in recent weeks is notable, indicating potential defensive issues. Their form on the road and against teams from the Sun Belt conference has also been lackluster.
Appalachian State Betting Trends
The Mountaineers haven’t been in their best form either, with a 2-9-1 ATS record in their last 12 games. Interestingly, they have a strong record at home but have struggled ATS against Sun Belt conference opponents. The UNDER trend against West Division opponents and games played in October might be something for bettors to keep an eye on.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers 10/28/23 Betting Picks
In the upcoming faceoff between the Golden Eagles and the Mountaineers, several factors need to be taken into consideration. The Mountaineers, despite their mixed form, have showcased their offensive firepower, especially in their home fixtures. Their recent home record is a testament to their dominance, especially at Kidd Brewer Stadium. With Joey Aguilar under the center, their passing game is expected to challenge the Golden Eagles’ defense, which has shown vulnerabilities throughout the season. The Mountaineers’ formidable home streak, coupled with their notable quarterback play, positions them as clear favorites in this matchup.
Considering the Golden Eagles’ trend of high-scoring games and the Mountaineers’ offensive abilities, the over on the 55 total might be a wise choice. For those looking for more insight, turning to expert handicappers picks and tips might offer further clarity.
Free Pick and Prediction: Appalachian State Mountaineers 35, Southern Miss Golden Eagles 17.