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Sun Belt Week 8 Game Previews & Fearless Predictions


Check out all the Game Previews, Lines, TV and Fearless Predictions for Week 8 of the Sun Belt season.


How are the Sun Belt Predictions so far? SU: 34-15, ATS: 18-21-1

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Troy at South Alabama

7:30 pm ESPNU
Line: Troy -9.5 o/u: 49
– FINAL SCORE: Troy 28, South Alabama 21
Game Preview & Fearless Prediction

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Idaho (4-3) at Appalachian State (4-2) 3:30 pm ESPN3

Still unbeaten in Sun Belt play, Appalachian State can’t whiff on the slow fastball when a plucky Idaho comes to town. The Mountaineers should be able to dink and dunk the Vandals to death – Idaho doesn’t have secondary that can handle an efficient passing game. The Vandal run defense that did such an amazing job against New Mexico State last week won’t have any luck – Appalachian State will be able to do whatever it wants to.

Fearless Prediction: Appalachian State 40, Idaho 16
Line: Appalachian State -21 o/u: 54

UT Martin (4-3) at Georgia State (1-5) 3:30 pm ESPN3

Georgia State is far better than 1-5, even if the offensive stats don’t show it and the run defense is miserable against anyone with a little bit of power. The Skyhawks of UTM have an ultra-efficient passing game with the offense that could make this a nightmare of an afternoon for a solid Panther defense that’s held its own so far. Georgia State will survive, but it’ll be pushed and pushed hard.

Fearless Prediction: Georgia State 30, UT Martin 27
Line: No Line

Louisiana-Lafayette (2-4) at Texas State (2-4) 7:00 pm

The winner is still alive for a possible bowl bid – although with a ton of work still to do – while the loser is effectively done. The Ragin’ Cajun offensive line was ripped up by Appalachian State last week, and now it has to deal with an aggressive Texas State defensive front that can get behind the line, but can’t stop anyone’s ground game. The Bobcat D has been a disaster, and even at home, it’s going to struggle again to a ULL team overdue for a break.

Fearless Prediction: Louisiana-Lafayette 34, Texas State 30
Line: ULL -6.5 o/u: 61.5

Georgia Southern (3-3) at New Mexico State (2-4) 8:00 pm ESPN3

This isn’t going to be pretty. Georgia Southern needs an impressive performance and a big win to get back in the Sun Belt title chase after losing two straight in conference play, but it’s got to go on the road for the fourth straight game. Fortunately for the Eagles, New Mexico State’s defensive front won’t have a prayer of slowing down the option attack that should rumble for well over 300 yards without a problem. The Aggies have been plucky, and they’re 2-0 at home, 0-4 on the road, but Georgia Southern will roll.

Fearless Prediction: Georgia Southern 45, New Mexico State 27
Line: Georgia Southern -13.5 o/u: 66.5

ULM at New Mexico

9:00 pm ROOT
Line: New Mexico -16 o/u: 64.5
Game Preview & Fearless Prediction