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Western Kentucky vs Georgia State 12/26/20 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Georgia State Panthers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds & Info

Game Georgia State Panthers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Date & Time Saturday December 26, 2020, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
Ladd-Peebles Stadium Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, USA
Latest odds
GSU -3.5 ; Total 51
TV Channel
ESPN

On Saturday, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers play the Georgia State Panthers in the Lending Tree Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Western Kentucky finished its regular season 5-6 overall and 4-3 in the Conference USA. The Hilltoppers were third in the East division of the C-USA. Western Kentucky finished its regular season with three consecutive victories including a 37-19 victory over Charlotte in it's final game.

Quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome passed for 1,423 with nine touchdowns and did not throw an interception, but was sacked 17 times. The leading rusher for Western Kentucky was Gaej Walker with 614 yards and two touchdowns, while the leading receiver was Xavier Lane with 376 yards and one touchdown reception. On defense, defensive back Antwon Kincade was the leader in tackles with 88 and defensive end DeAngelo Malone was the leader in quarterback sacks with 6.0.

Georgia State finished its regular season 5-4 overall and 4-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Panthers were third in the East division of the conference. Georgia State won each of its final two games of the regular season including a 30-24 victory over in-state rival Georgia Southern in the final game of the regular season. The only loss for the Panthers over the final four games of the regular season was a 17-13 setback at the hands of Appalachian State.

Quarterback Cornelious Brown IV has passed for 2,046 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. During the season, Brown was sacked 11 times. The leading rusher for Georgia State is Destin Coates with 652 yards and six touchdowns and the leading receiver is Sam Pinckney with 753 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, the leading tackler is linebacker Blake Carol with 72 and the leader in quarterback sacks is linebacker Jordan Strachan with 9.5.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Western Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Hilltoppers last 10 versus a Sun Belt Conference opponent
  • Georgia State is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 versus an opponent with a losing record
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Panthers last 4 versus an opponent from the C-USA

Free NCAAF Pick:

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +3.5

Western Kentucky suffered losses during the season to BYU, Liberty and Louisville but has won each of its last three and is allowing an average of just 24.1 points per game and led the Conference USA in pass defense allowing just 170.1 yards per game. The Hilltoppers pass defense will look to contain the Georgia State offense led by quarterback Cornelius Brown and limit the number of yards passing by the Georgia State QB. Final Score Prediction, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers win and cover ATS 27-23.

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