NCAA Football Betting Preview Texas State Bobcats vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

The Texas State Bobcats certainly have not had the season they would have liked, but they do have a chance to put some things right this Saturday when they travel to Brooks Stadium in South Carolina for a matchup with the up-start Chanticleers. 

The Chanticleers are no easy task, though, as they very well could have come into this game with an undefeated record, with their two losses on the season coming by a combined 5 points. Coastal Carolina is a giant favorite to win this one, and that makes a lot of sense entering the game as 22 point favorites. Still, I do get the feeling we are going to see a highly motivated Bobcats team this Saturday. 

Texas State Bobcats Betting Preview:

I don’t think many people expected much out of the Bobcats coming into the 2021 season, but this has been a bad season even for people with mild expectations. They now hold a 3-7 record and have shown a propensity to just shut off at times with brutal losses against the Ragin’ Cajuns and Eastern Michigan. 

Their last game was competitive with the Georgia Southern Eagles, as the Bobcats fell at home 38-30. That game was expected to be competitive from the Bobcats side, being 2 point favorites in that game, so just being competitive does not really make me think they will be carrying over any kind of momentum into this game. 

Junior QB Tyler Vitt got the start in that one, and he looked decent, but his second interception of the year did prove costly in that loss. He, and the rest of this Bobcats team, will need to show something we have not seen this year if they have any chance of keeping this one remotely close. 

There is not a whole lot for us to touch on in terms of the defense either, as they have been downright bad, allowing 419.1 total yards per game, and they have not exactly faced a who’s who of college offenses. Much like the offense, this unit will need to find something special to prevent Coastal Carolina from putting up 40+. 

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Preview:

The Chanticleers no longer have a number beside their name after losing to Georgia State in their last game in what really was a heartbreaker which ended 42-40. Coastal Carolina certainly was the better team in that game, but when you turn the ball over twice and are not able to force any turnovers of your own, that is a recipe for a bit of a disaster which is what happened in that last game. 

After a performance like that, I can only imagine these guys will be hungry to get back out there, and they really do get the perfect opponent to put things right. Coastal Carolina has a huge advantage in terms of the offense, putting up nearly 500 yards per game of total offense, and once again, it’s not a very scary defense on the other side of the ball. 

With that said, I would look out for Shermari Jones, who leads this team in rushing and who has a nose for the endzone, already racking up 12 touchdowns on the season. The Bobcats have had plenty of problems with opposing running backs, and with a blowout expected in this one, I can only imagine the coaching staff will look to lean on the run as this game gets deep into the second half.

Texas State Bobcats vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Lines & Odds

I really do think we see this Bobcats team come in here highly motivated, but it is not enough points at 22, as I think we could be looking at this game at halftime and wonder why we did not have more confidence in it the Chanticleers. This is a big bounce-back spot at home against a very soft defense, and I see them moving the ball all day on this Texas State defense. 

The Chanticleers likely dominate time of possession with their running game, and even though I would prefer this at 21, I still think there is value in this lineup until it gets to 23.5. Look for the Chanticleers to take care of business at home and make a final push towards the end of the regular season. 

Free Betting Pick

Texas State Bobcats vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Verdict: Chanticleers ATS -22

Texas State Bobcats vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers final Score Prediction: 48-14 Coastal Carolina


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