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Appalachian State vs North Texas – Myrtle Beach Bowl Picks and Predictions

College Football Picks and Predictions on this Myrtle Beach Bowl game between the App State Mountaineers vs North Texas Mean Green


It’s the kickoff of Bowl Season and I got your Free College Football Picks and Predictions on this Myrtle Beach Bowl game between the North Texas Mean Green vs Appalachian State Mountaineers. This matchup kicking off Monday December 21st at 2:30pt et. The oddsmakers have App State as -20.5 point favorites with the over/under at 64.5 points. The betting public has 51 percent of their money on the Mountaineers as the favorites.

North Texas comes into this game finishing the regular season fourth in the Conference USA West at 4-5 overall after getting a wild 45-43 win against UTEP last Friday Night. Quarterback Austin Aune had an impressive game putting up over 300 yards in the air and 5 touchdowns, but don’t expect him to put up those kind of numbers against this App State defense, who’s ranked eighth in the nation only giving up an average of 168 passing yards per game.

The Mean Green are ranked 36th in the nation on offense, putting up an average of 32.4 points per game, but have one of the worst defenses in the league, giving up an average of 42.6 points per game.

North Texas is 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 games and the Mean Green are 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games when playing as the underdog.

Appalachian State comes into this game 8-3 overall this season and headed to their sixth straight bowl game. They are 5-0 in these bowl games and looking to make it 6-0 under first-year head coach Shawn Clark. App State is coming off a 34-26 win last Saturday against Georgia Southern. Quarterback Zac Thomas went 18 of 29 completions for 208 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.

The x-factor in this game will be the Mountaineers ground game lead by Nate Noel an Camerun Peoples. App State average 228 yards on the ground per game and they should have no problem putting up those numbers against this North Texas defense.

The Mountaineers offense scores an average of 29.8 points per game and ranked 19th in the nation on defense giving up an average of 19 points per game.

Appalachian State is 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games this season, but the Mountaineers are 14-3 straight up in their last 17 games.

The best opportunity to make money to money in this Myrtle Beach Bowl game game between North Texas vs Appalachian State is to buy that half a point and take Appalachian State -20 points at the -125 price.

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