Teams hoping to contend for the Sun Belt Conference East Division title meet in their conference opener on Thursday when the Georgia State Panthers battle the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Panthers (3-0), off to their best start in program history, were just 4-8 overall in 2022, including 3-5 in the Sun Belt. The Chanticleers (2-1) are coming off a 9-4 mark a year ago. Coastal Carolina was 6-2 in league play in 2022. 

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Coastal Carolina is allowing 16.7 points per game, 36th-best in the country, while Georgia State surrenders 24.7 points per contest, 77th-best. The Chanticleers are 6.5-point favorites in the latest Georgia State vs. Coastal Carolina odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 62.5. Before making any Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Georgia State vs. Coastal Carolina:

  • Georgia State vs. Coastal Carolina spread: Coastal Carolina -6.5
  • Georgia State vs. Coastal Carolina over/under: 62.5 points
  • Georgia State vs. Coastal Carolina money line: Georgia State +207, Coastal Carolina -255
  • GAST: The Panthers have hit the first half over total in nine of their last 12 games
  • CC: The Chanticleers have hit the over team total in seven of their last 13 games
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Why Coastal Carolina can cover

The Chanticleers have a pair of wide receivers capable of making big plays in senior Sam Pinckney and sophomore Jared Brown. Pinckney has 15 catches for 244 yards (16.3 average) and two touchdowns, while Brown has caught 17 passes for 187 yards (11 average) and one touchdown. Pinckney is in his sixth season and has 199 career catches for 2,908 yards (14.6 average) and 18 touchdowns. Brown is in his third season with the Chanticleers and has 67 career receptions for 981 yards (14.6 average) and eight TDs.

Defensively, junior linebacker Shane Bruce leads Coastal Carolina with 17 tackles, including six solo, with two pass breakups. Bruce had a season-high 11 tackles, including four solo, in the win over Jacksonville State on Sept. 9. He is in his third season with the Chanticleers, compiling 56 tackles, including 15 solo, in 2022. See which team to pick here.

Why Georgia State can cover

Senior quarterback Darren Grainger had a record-setting performance this past weekend in a 41-25 win at Charlotte. He completed 27 of 33 passes (82%) for 466 yards for the second-best single-game performance in school history. Grainger rushed for one touchdown and threw for three others, including a 97-yard strike to Robert Lewis for the longest play in Georgia State history. Grainger's big day earned him Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career.

Lewis broke the Georgia State single-game record with 220 receiving yards on just six receptions. For the season, the junior has 17 receptions for 347 yards (20.4 average) and four touchdowns. He is in his third year with the program. In 2022, he finished with 22 receptions for 379 yards (17.2 average) and six TDs. Lewis has 49 career catches for 793 yards (16.2 average) and 11 scores. See which team to pick here.

How to make Georgia State vs. Coastal Carolina picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 59 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in more than 50% of simulations. You can see the model's picks at SportsLine

So who wins Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State, and which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of almost $2,500 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.