Troy vs. South Alabama Prediction

College Football Week 8 Predictions: Troy vs. South Alabama 10/20/16

Will the Troy Trojans find themselves being challenged by South Alabama when they meet up tonight 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 -8 points against South Alabama. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 48 points. These two have split the last four meetings with each other the two have also split covering the spread in the four games.

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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 come into tonight at 4-2 against the spread this season, including 3-0 ATS on the road. The Troy defense has been the strength of this team, 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 are just 2-4 against the spread this season overall and 1-2 ATS at home. 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.

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Troy has been able to handle its business on the road this season and I suspect they will do the same tonight. The South Alabama offense will likely have trouble moving the ball consistently against the Trojans. The Troy run game should also be able to move right along against the Panthers’ run defense, allowing Troy to cover with some ease.



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