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How and what to watch for Georgia Southern vs. No. 25 Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina will look to continue its undefeated record when it hosts Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers running back CJ Marable rushes for a 2-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter of a college football game between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Kansas Jayhawks on September 12, 2020 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS.  Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The No. 25 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers hoped into the rankings and will take on the Georgia Southern Eagles at home on Saturday.

Coastal Carolina remains undefeated at 4-0 and is coming off a big win over then-ranked No. 21 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. Grayson McCall completed 17 of 24 passes for 202 yards and threw for two touchdowns. He rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Jaivon Heiligh caught eight passes for 108 yards and caught one touchdown. Coastal Carolina never trailed and won on a 40-yard field goal from Massimo Biscardi.

Georgia Southern comes in with a 3-1 record with its lone loss coming on the road to Louisiana. The Eagles are coming off a 41-0 home win over the Massachusetts Minutemen, which played their first game of the season. Quarterback Shai Werts completed 12 of 17 passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Tight end Beau Johnson caught a pair of touchdowns. Wesley Kennedy III ran the ball just six times but rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia Southern won the last two games of this series including a 30-27 victory at home in 2019.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Georgia Southern vs. Coastal Carolina Saturday, October 24th at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU, and you can stream it via the ESPN app or with a cable or streaming login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Georgia Southern (+5.5) vs. Coastal Carolina
Point Total: O/U 51.5
Money line: Georgia Southern (+180), Coastal Carolina (-225)

  • The point total went under in five of Georgia Southern’s last six games.
  • Georgia Southern is 9-4 straight up in its last 13 games.
  • Coastal Carolina is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games.
  • Coastal Carolina is 2-8 against the spread in its last 10 home games.

The Best Bet

Coastal Carolina has looked pretty impressive this season, starting off with three double-digit wins including the Kansas Jayhawks. Will Coastal Carolina look past Georgia Southern after coming off a big win? It shouldn’t because Georgia Southern probably should’ve beaten Louisiana as well but lost in the final seconds. The Chanticleers are in the Top 25, and they will continue to cruise through their schedule at home on Saturday.

Pick: Coastal Carolina -5.5

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