CFN Sun Belt Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

CFN Sun Belt Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

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CFN Sun Belt Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

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With spring ball rolling, how do the win totals look for all of the Sun Belt teams? Here’s where the bar should be set … for now.

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Just how good are all of the Sun Belt teams? There are still plenty of injuries, suspensions, and depth chart changes to come over the next several months, but here’s the first look.

Based off of the schedules, timing of the big games, and the talent coming back, here’s around where the win total futures should be set.

The win total line projections are based on the regular season – bowl games or conference championships don’t count. And remember, this is a cold business. The investment market will set the line as the offseason goes on.

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Appalachian State Mountaineers

New head man Eliah Drinkwitz takes over a loaded team with just about everyone back on offense and has just enough returning on D to keep it all going. Where are the sure-thing losses like the road date at Penn State last season – at least, what that was supposed to be without the fight?

This time around, the road game at North Carolina is winnable, but the date at South Carolina is an issue. With road games at Louisiana and Troy, there should be a loss between the two – three losses isn’t crazy. The call is whether or not you’ll believe they can beat one of the two Power Fivers.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 9
2018 Record: 10-3
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

Jamey Chadwell takes over the Chanticleers team full of talent and experience, especially on the lines. The secondary needs some work, but the entire front seven is back. The O needs more pop and explosion, but at least there’s experience.

There isn’t a sure-thing Power Five loss on the slate with the only game against one coming against Kansas on the road. Even so, road games at Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Arkansas State are a problem, and hosting Eastern Michigan, Troy and Louisiana won’t be easy.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 5
2018 Record: 5-7
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Georgia Southern Eagles

The great Eagle running game has to replace a slew of the key parts, but QB Shai Werts is back and the line should be okay. The other side is strong everywhere but safety. As always, the team’s offensive style will be a differentiating factor.

The Eagles will lose at LSU and they’ll struggle at Minnesota. They also have to go on the road to deal with Appalachian State, Troy and Arkansas State. They’ll have to win at least one of those five games and not screw up at home, but after a ten-win season, 8.5 is around where the total will be.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8.5
2018 Record: 10-3
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Georgia State Panthers

The Panthers get almost everyone back on offense including everyone on the line. The defense has to do some work on the line, but seven starters are back in all and should be much better after a rocky season.

Where are the wins? They should beat Furman, but where’t the other win? South Alabama at home? At Texas State? The team really will be improved enough to create a few upsets, but getting to five wins will be a bit of a fight.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 4.5
2018 Record: 2-10
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Troy Trojans

Chip Lindsey is taking over a strong team with a good offensive line and a good-looking defense to rely on early on. It’s a strong enough team to dream of winning the Sun Belt, and the schedule should help the cause.

It’s a good enough team to beat anyone and everyone on the schedule, but going to Missouri isn’t easy. That’s it for the tough Power Five games, and Appalachian State and Georgia Southern are at home. There’s a road date at Louisiana, and there will be a slip somewhere to go along with the Mizzou game. Will there be another loss?

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 9.5
2018 Record: 10-3
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

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