Sun Belt Championship Game Betting Odds & Over/Under: Appalachian State vs. Louisiana

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Brian Westerholt, USA Today Sports.

Sun Belt Championship Odds: Appalachian State vs. Louisiana

  • Spread: App State -6
  • Over/Under: 57.5
  • Time: Saturday, 12 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Boone, NC

Odds as of Sunday at 5:45 p.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150). No strings attached. No rollover required.

Appalachian State has hogged the spotlight in the Sun Belt for much of the season. The Mountaineers have ridden a 10-1 record to the last spot in the College Football Playoff Top 25 and exceeded a lofty Vegas win total of nine.

Their lone loss on the year came against Georgia Southern, and in their previous meeting with Louisiana, the Mountaineers allowed just seven points en route to a 17-7 win.

For Louisiana, that loss was one of just two on the season; the other came against Mississippi State in Week 1. For what it’s worth, App State knocked of its lone SEC opponent, South Carolina, by a score of 20-15 on the road.

But despite the résumés pointing toward a small edge to App State, our power ratings actually have these teams pegged exactly the same. In other words, on a neutral field, we’d project a spread of pick’em.

With this game taking place in Boone, though, oddsmakers have set the opening line at App State -6, about a field goal higher than what our ratings would suggest.

Appalachian State’s Statistical Profile

  • Power Ranking: 54
  • ATS Record: 8-4
  • Over/Under Record: 5-7
  • Off. Yards Per Play: 6.27 (33rd)
  • Def. Yards Per Play: 4.88 (23rd)

While it’s well-balanced on both sides of the ball, Appalachian State’s defense is a top-25 unit in regards to yards per play, which sets up for an interesting battle of strength vs. strength.

Louisiana’s Statistical Profile

  • Power Ranking: 55
  • ATS Record: 9-3
  • Over/Under Record: 5-7
  • Off. Yards Per Play: 7.12 (6th)
  • Def. Yards Per Play: 5.42 (52nd)

Louisiana has had no trouble moving the ball the season, as evidenced by a sixth-ranked offense in yards per play. As a result, most of the Cajuns’ games this year have have had totals listed on the higher side. Only three have been lower than Saturday’s 57.5-point over/under.

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