Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

    Who wins this All-Sun Belt clash on Thursday night? Step this way for the latest odds, DFS picks, and a Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State prediction.

    For the first time in program history, the Georgia State Panthers are 3-0 to open the season. This Thursday, they travel to Conway, S.C., to take on perennial Sun Belt challengers Coastal Carolina, who are 2-1 with a close defeat to Pac-12 contender UCLA as their only loss. Who emerges victorious?

    Ahead of the game, we’ve got the latest college football betting odds, DFS picks, and a Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State prediction.

    Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State Betting and DFS Preview

    All odds from DraftKings Sportsbook and correct as of Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. Want to take advantage of the Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State odds? Visit the College Football Network live college football odds page right here.

    • Spread
      Coastal Carolina -6.5
    • Moneyline
      Coastal Carolina -278, Georgia State +225
    • Over/Under
      62 points
    • Game time
      7:30 p.m. ET
    • Location
      Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC
    • Predicted Weather at Kick
      66 degrees, 5-7 mph winds, mostly clear
    • How to Watch
      FuboTV, ESPN

    Want to take advantage of the best available odds on the Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State game? Place your bets below, if it’s legal to do so in your state.

    Feeling like making a little cash on Coastal Carolina? Is Georgia State worth a shot? If you’re going to take advantage of the Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State odds, consider some of the following factors before you part with your hard-earned cash.

    I think this game has the potential to be more like a pick ’em than the 6.5-point spread in favor of the Chanticleers. However, the confidence meter isn’t off the charts with this game. One thing that seems more certain than anything else is that it should be a high-scoring affair.

    In the last three editions of this matchup, Coastal Carolina has scored more than 40 points, and they are fresh off a 66-point bonanza against Duquesne. The last two encounters between Georgia State and Coastal have surpassed the 62-point line.

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    Meanwhile, Georgia State hasn’t scored less than 35 in any of their three games of the 2023 college football season.

    To finish off our analysis of the Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State odds, the Chanticleers are 3-0 against the spread this season while Georgia State are 2-1. The Panthers have yet to be an underdog, but they comfortably covered their last two games whereas Coastal barely covered against Jacksonville State.

    Read on for how our Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State prediction dictates how you should consider betting the spread.

    Top DFS Picks and Fantasy Plays

    Coastal Carolina Depth Chart | Georgia State Depth Chart

    • QB Darren Grainger, Georgia State ($16,500)
    • QB Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina ($16,000)
    • RB Marcus Carroll, Georgia State ($12,000)
    • RB Reese White, Coastal Carolina ($9,500)
    • RB CJ Beasley, Coastal Carolina ($9,000)
    • RB Braydon Bennett, Coastal Carolina ($8,500)
    • RB KZ Adams, Georgia State ($6,500)
    • RB Javin Simpkins, Coastal Carolina ($6,500)
    • WR Robert Lewis, Georgia State ($13,000)
    • WR Jared Brown, Coastal Carolina ($12,500)
    • WR Sam Pinckney, Coastal Carolina ($11,500)
    • WR Tailique Williams, Georgia State ($10,000)
    • WR Kyre Duplessis, Coastal Carolina ($8,000)
    • WR Jacari Carter, Georgia State ($7,500)
    • WR Tyson Mobley, Coastal Carolina ($7,000)
    • WR Ja’Cyais Cradle, Georgia State ($7,000)
    • TE Kendall Carr, Coastal Carolina ($7,000)
    • TE Kris Byrd, Georgia State ($6,500)

    There’s just one Thursday night game in college football this week, so your Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State picks are going to form your entire team. If you’re new to DFS, Fanduel Superflex contests require you to select a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, then a “superflex” that can be any of the above or you can also select a tight end in the superflex spot.

    Let’s start with the absolute lock, the must have player from this matchup. For all the talent of quarterback Darren Grainger, this Georgia State offense runs — literally — through running back Marcus Carroll. He’s carried the rock over 20 times in every game so far this season, and he has a great matchup this week. Carroll has amassed 79.3 fantasy points so far this season.

    With an admittedly limited sample size, the Coastal pass defense has been significantly improved while Georgia State’s unit has been a little porous, so that might dictate your decision making at quarterback. Moreover, it should impact your Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State picks at wide receiver.

    The temptation is to take Jared Brown, with his multi-use in the Chanticleers offense. He’s the top scoring Coastal player for fantasy purposes this season. Sam Pinckney leads the team in receiving yards and touchdowns, so he could be a good add too. Georgia State’s Robert Lewis has a score every game this year and is coming off a career game against Charlotte.

    Prediction for Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State

    Okay, so we’ve furnished you with the Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State odds and some DFS picks and it’s time to close this thing out with our Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State prediction.

    Can the Panthers pounce and provide a shock victory over the betting favorite? Will Grayson McCall lead the charge for the Chants as they attempt to secure a return to the title game?

    There’s a definitive difference between the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams that makes Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State a fascinating game to predict and an exciting one to watch on Thursday night. History teaches us to never rule out a Coastal Carolina team led by McCall under the national spotlight — as this game will be a stand-alone and on ESPN.

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    Last year, the Chanticleers defense was extremely porous, ranking plumb last in the Sun Belt in yards per game and per attempt, allowing the most passing touchdowns in the conference, and struggling to snag interceptions.

    That hasn’t the case this season so far this season, with numerous playmakers in the secondary with the potential to disrupt the Panthers’ pass game. Additionally, the Georgia State defense is prime for the plucking for McCall and his talented WR room.

    However, the key to the game could be a mismatch between a Coastal rush defense that’s allowed 4.66 yards per carry and 174.00 yards per game through three games and a Georgia State offense that has pounded the rock over 40 times on average per game. Grainger’s dual-threat ability combined with Carroll’s running back resolve may just give the Panthers an edge.

    Prediction: Coastal Carolina 31 , Georgia State 33

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