South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern Pick
There’s a college football double header on Thursday night, with the first game kicking off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA. That’ll be the scene of South Alabama and Georgia Southern, who is a 4-point home favorite. Will the Eagles cover?
103 South Alabama Jaguars (+4) at 104 Georgia Southern Eagles (-4); o/u 51
Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 29, 2020
South Alabama Jaguars Game Notes
South Alabama junior QB Desmond Trotter completed eight-of-12 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 38-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe. It did not take many tries for Trotter to put up a stellar three-score game. He scored once every four attempts, relentlessly pushing the ball down the field against a putrid ULM defense. All three of his touchdowns went to wide receiver Kawaan Baker, who had the game of his life. Trotter has been splitting time with QB Chase Lovertich throughout the season, partly due to injury, but this kind of performance is what propels a player fully into the starting lineup. Look out for more Trotter moving forward.
Georgia Southern Eagles Game Notes
Georgia Southern redshirt senior QB Shai Werts completed 7-of-20 passes for 94 yards and two interceptions in a 28-14 loss to Coastal Carolina on Saturday. Werts (5'11/205) was woeful as Georgia Southern could barely move the ball against the undefeated Chanticleers' defense, converting only 2-of-12 third-downs and gaining only 218 total yards. There wasn't much that the redshirt senior did well today, as he also rushed 16 times for a mere 36 yards. Werts had dominated UMass to the tune of four touchdowns in a 41-0 blowout last week, but was unable to carry over that performance against CCU. They'll try to bounce back on Thursday against South Alabama.
South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern Betting Prediction
The under is 6-1 in the Jaguars’ last seven road games, is 3-1-1 in their last five games overall and is 5-0 in their last five games played in the month of October. The under is also 7-3 in their last 10 conference matchups and is 9-4-1 in their last 14 games when listed as an underdog. On the other side, the under is 4-0 in the Eagles’ last four home games, is 6-1 in their last seven games overall and is 5-0 in their last five games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous contest.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 BETTING PREDICTION: SOUTH ALABAMA/GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNDER 51