Troy vs. South Alabama Pick
Can the Troy Trojans manage to keep rolling through the Sun Belt when they hit the road to face South Alabama on Thursday at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Troy is favored on the road in this game, as the Trojans are getting odds of -9.5 points against South Alabama. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 48.5 points. These two have split the last four meetings with each other and they have hit the under in three of those four outings.
Troy is coming off a 31-21 win over Georgia State to move to 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Sun Belt. The Trojans have hit the under in four of their six games this season, including three straight outings. The Troy defense has been the main reason for the unders hitting, as they are giving up just 19.7 points and 383.5 yards per game. Over their last three games, Troy has allowed just 40 points total. On offense, Troy is putting up 39.2 points and 464.3 yards per game, including 200.3 rushing yards per contest. Jordan Chunn has run for 673 yards and five touchdowns to lead the offense while Brandon Silvers has thrown for 1,439 yards and 14 touchdowns.
South Alabama is coming off a 17-7 loss at Arkansas State to fall to 3-3 on the season and 0-3 in the Sun Belt. The Panthers have hit the under in four of their six games, including all three losses. South Alabama is putting up just 23.8 points and 360.8 yards per game on offense this season, including a run game that is averaging just 99.8 yards per outing. Dallas Davis is leading the offense with 1,276 passing yards and five touchdowns, but he also has six interceptions. Defensively, South Alabama is giving up just 25.5points and 363 yards per game. However, their run defense has struggled a great deal, giving up 220.2 yards per contest.
The trends call for an under to hit, as Troy has hit the under in all of its conference games while South Alabama has hit the under in every loss. Troy should be able to control this game with its run game and won’t have much difficulty stopping a mundane South Alabama offense. Don’t look for the Panthers to do much scoring in this game.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PICK: TROY/SOUTH ALABAMA UNDER 48.5