College football fans are in for a treat. Week 4 features a loaded slate with must-see matchups, including No. 19 Colorado vs. No. 10 Oregon and No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Notre Dame. The action kicks off on Thursday night with an intriguing Sun Belt Conference clash between Georgia State (3-0) and Coastal Carolina (2-1).
Ahead of the 2023 season, the sportsbook had Coastal Carolina as the second choice to win the conference. Georgia State has surprised with a 3-0 start while going 2-1 against the spread (ATS). The Panthers have a chance to make a statement in Week 4 against the Chanticleers. College football odds for Sept. 21 have Coastal Carolina favored at -255. Will Georgia State pull off the upset?
Georgia State vs Coastal Carolina Betting Odds
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Through three weeks of play, Georgia State and Coastal Carolina have been among NCAA football best bets. The Panthers are 2-1 ATS and the Chanticleers are 3-0.
Georgia State is certainly the biggest question mark headed into conference play. While the Panthers are 3-0, they were favored in every game. Thursday’s matchup will certainly be Georgia State’s toughest test yet.
The Panthers come off a 41-25 win against Charlotte. The passing game dominated, led by quarterback Darren Grainger’s 466 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receivers Robert Lewis (220 yards) and Tailique Williams (129 yards) were also a lethal duo.
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Coastal Carolina has been one of college football’s most notable Group of Five teams for several seasons. It starts with quarterback Grayson McCall, who has an NFL Draft upside. Following back-to-back games with at least 268 passing yards, McCall recorded only 169 yards in Week 3.
The Chanticleers cruised to a 66-7 win against Duquesne. The defense generated four turnovers and two pick-sixes. The run game also totaled 241 yards on 6.9 yards per carry.
Offenses Poised for Big Showings?
The spread is a difficult pick as Georgia State has yet to play the underdog role. Both teams are 3-3 ATS in head-to-head matchups. The total could be the best bet.
As mentioned, both offenses come off big performances. These are some of the best offenses in the Sun Belt. The Panthers are averaging 39.3 points and Grainger comes off an incredible performance. Grainger is also a dual threat, recording 142 rushing yards in Week 2.
McCall did not post massive numbers last week, but we know what he’s capable of. For example, he totaled 268 yards with a 161.4 passer rating in Week 2.
With the lights shining bright, look for both offenses to deliver impressive performances. Take the over. It is 4-1 in Georgia State’s last five and 4-2 in Coastal Carolina’s previous six.
College Football Pick: Over 6½ (-110)
Georgia State vs Coastal Carolina Game Information
• Game: Georgia State (3-0) vs Coastal Carolina (2-1)
• Location: Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC
• Day/Time: Thursday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. ET
• Georgia State vs Coastal Carolina Live Stream: ESPN