The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have been the class of the Sun Belt Conference of late, winning 11 consecutive league games since dropping a 45-42 decision to Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 23, 2019. Eight of those victories have been by double digits, including two by 50-plus points, and they've outscored their opponents 111-26 in their two conference games this year. The 14th-ranked Chanticleers (6-0, 2-0) attempt to extend the winning streak when they visit the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Wednesday. Coastal Carolina lost its first six meetings with the Mountaineers, including all five on the road, before posting a 34-23 victory at home last year.
Kickoff from Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Chanticleers are five-point favorites in the latest Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 61. Before finalizing any Appalachian State vs. Coastal Carolina picks, you need to see the college football picks predictions from SportsLine's Emory Hunt.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana. He knows the game from a player's perspective.
Hunt has had plenty of success in games involving Appalachian State. In fact, he is 10-2 on his last 12 against-the-spread picks involving the Mountaineers, returning nearly $800 to $100 players. Hunt also has gone 178-149 on his college football picks over the past two seasons, returning $1,477 to $100 players. Anyone who has been following him is way up.
Now, he has set his sights on Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see his CFB picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Appalachian State vs. Coastal Carolina:
- Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State spread: Chanticleers -5
- Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State over-under: 61 points
- Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State money line: Chanticleers -210, Mountaineers +175
- CCU: The Chanticleers are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games against teams with winning records
- APP: The Mountaineers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight contests as underdogs
Why Coastal Carolina can cover
The Chanticleers are a scoring machine, as they've recorded at least 49 points in five of their six games this season and settled for 28 in the other. The offense has enjoyed a great balance thus far, registering 20 touchdowns on the ground and 18 through the air. Junior Reese White, who leads the team in rushing with 455 yards, has run for seven scores while senior Shermari Jones and redshirt freshman Braydon Bennett have four rushing TDs apiece.
Grayson McCall has picked up where he left off last season, when he threw for 2,488 yards with 26 touchdowns and only three interceptions. The sophomore has completed 79.8 percent of his pass attempts this year, amassing 1,478 yards while throwing for 14 scores with just one interception. Wide receiver Jaivon Heiligh has made four TD catches and leads Coastal Carolina with 29 receptions and 573 yards while fellow senior Isaiah Likely, a tight end, has hauled in 27 passes for 513 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns - including four in a 52-20 victory at Arkansas State last time out.
Why Appalachian State can cover
The Mountaineers also are capable of offensive outbursts, as they have scored at least 31 points in each of their four victories in 2021. Prior to last week's 41-13 loss against Louisiana, Appalachian State enjoyed a three-game winning streak during which it outscored its opponents 120-56. Chase Brice is looking to redeem himself after throwing for a season-low 133 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns versus the Ragin' Cajuns.
The senior recorded at least 283 passing yards in each of his previous three outings with five TD tosses and just one interception. The Mountaineers had been playing well defensively before the loss to Louisiana, allowing fewer than 30 points in 18 consecutive contests. Senior linebacker D'Marco Jackson leads the team with four sacks and is first in the Sun Belt Conference with an average of 9.5 tackles per game.
How to make Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State picks
Hunt is leaning over on the point total, and he's also found a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. You can only get the model's Appalachian State vs. Coastal Carolina pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the expert who has crushed his college football picks involving the Mountaineers, and find out.