Coastal Carolina vs. Arkansas State odds: College football picks, Week 6 predictions from model on 12-4 run

by 24USATVOct. 8, 2021, 3 a.m. 18
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The No. 15 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, in just their fifth year as a full-time FBS football program, look to move to 6-0 when they take on the host Arkansas State Red Wolves in Sun Belt action on Thursday night. The Chanticleers (5-0, 1-0) are coming off a conference-opening 59-6 win over Louisiana-Monroe. The Red Wolves (1-4, 0-1) opened their conference slate on Saturday with a 59-33 loss at Georgia Southern. Arkansas State is 1-1 on its home field this season.

Kickoff from Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark., will be at 7:30 p.m. ET. Coastal Carolina has a strong ground attack and is second in the conference and sixth in the nation with 257.4 rushing yards per game, while Arkansas State is eighth in the Sun Belt and 119th in the nation at 92.2. The Chanticleers are favored by 20 points in the latest Coastal Carolina vs. Arkansas State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 73. Before making any Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina picks, check out the college football predictions from the proven SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 6 of the 2021 season on a 12-4 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Coastal Carolina vs. Arkansas State and just released it CFB picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina:
• CCU: The Chanticleers are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games in October
• ARKST: The under is 6-2 in the Red Wolves' last eight games as the home underdog



The Chanticleers are led in rushing by junior Reese White. In five games played, White has carried 53 times for 374 yards (7.1 average) and six touchdowns. His best game was a 14-carry, 102-yard and three-touchdown performance against Kansas on Sept. 10. He came close to the century mark last week in the Sun Belt opener against Louisiana-Monroe, carrying 15 times for 95 yards. He rushed for two scores in the season opener against The Citadel.

Defensively, Coastal Carolina has done a good job pressuring opposing quarterbacks and has posted 13 sacks on the season. Freshman defensive tackle Josaiah Stewart leads the Chanticleers with 3 ½ sacks for 16 yards. Senior linebacker Jeffrey Gunter has also been a solid pass rusher with 2 ½ sacks for 26 yards. Three other players have at least 1 ½ sacks with senior linebacker Teddy Gallagher registering two for eight yards. He also is second on the team with 30 tackles, including 13 solo.

The Red Wolves can move the ball and have been prolific through the air. Arkansas State posted a school-record 582 passing yards against Memphis in a 55-50 loss on Sept. 11, and 443 vs. Georgia Southern, the eighth-most in school history, in a 59-33 loss on Saturday. For the season, Arkansas State has thrown for 1,885 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. The Red Wolves are averaging 377 passing yards per game, fifth in the country, while the 15 passing touchdowns are tied for seventh-most. Arkansas State has thrown for at least 300 yards and two TDs in four of its first five games.

Defensively, Arkansas State has posted five interceptions, which is just one shy of its total from last season. All five have come from different players, including Samy Johnson, E.J. Alexander, Jeffmario Brown, Leon Jones and Jarius Reimonenq. Johnson now has three career picks, while Reimonenq has two. Alexander leads the team in tackles with 37, including 21 solo, with one sack for five yards. He forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles.

How to make Coastal Carolina vs. Arkansas State picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams combine for 70 points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's CFB picks and predictions at SportsLine.

So who wins Coastal Carolina vs. Arkansas State? And which side of the spread cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Coastal Carolina vs. Arkansas State spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.

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