Florida A&M Rattlers vs Troy Trojans 9-8-2018

Florida A&M Rattlers vs Troy Trojans 9-8-2018

Florida A&M Rattlers (1-0) vs Troy Trojans (0-1)

Date : 09/08/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy, Alabama

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Florida A&M Rattlers vs Troy Trojans

The Florida A&M Rattlers will travel to Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama, to take on the Troy Trojans on 9-8-2018 in week 2 college football action beginning at 7 pm EST.  This will be the first meeting amongst these two teams in recent memory, however, the Trojans will be looking to atone for a 56-20 shellacking at home that they received from Boise State in week 1 to where they would not cash in on the spread as underdogs (+9) while the over was the play with the total being set at 48.5 points for the game.  The Rattlers, on the other hand, would be 41-7 winners over Fort Valley State in their opener as no line was set for this matchup.

Florida A&M Rattlers's Latest Performance :

The Rattlers of FAMU would outscore Fort Valley State 21-0 in the second half as they would cruise to a 41-7 victory last Saturday.  Ryan Stanley would go 11 for 20 for 115 yards and 2 TD’s while Bishop Bonnett would have 79 yards rushing on 8 attempts.  Xavier Smith would have 2 receptions for 35 yards and a TD while Ricky Henrilus and Azende Ray would combine for 5 catches for 53 yards total.  After tying the game at 7 early in the 2nd period, the Rattlers would go on a 34-0 run to end the game.

Troy Trojans's Latest Performance :

The Trojans D had no answer for Mark Rypien and the Broncos last Saturday as they were allowed to rack up 305 passing yards along with 111 rushing yards and 16 first downs in their win; However, Melvin Tyus would step up for the defense for Troy with 5 tackles while Marcus Jones would have 4 stops.  Hunter Reese would have 3 tackles and a sack for the Trojans in the game.  The Trojan offense would put up 255 yards passing and 124 yards rushing on 21 first downs as Kaleb Barber would go 20 of 29 with 211 yards and a TD along with a pick in the game while he would also have 17 rushes for only 25 yards total.  Jabir Frye would have 7 rushes for 41 yards and a TD while B.J. Smith would also score a rushing TD for Troy.  The receiving corps was led by Deondre Douglas with 7 receptions for 102 yards and a score.

How Florida A&M Rattlers & Troy Trojans Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Troy is 0-1 ATS while the O/U is 1-0

Florida A&M is 0-0 ATS while the O/U is 0-0

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Troy will certainly be looking to avenge its last lost at home in week 1 in what was a nightmare from the beginning.  In essence, they will attempt to rule the trenches against this FAMU team while allowing this to open up other areas of their offense as well as defense.  In other words, they will be looking to set the tone of this game by pressuring the Rattlers on defense while keeping them off-balanced on offense to get a much-needed win on Saturday.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  Troy Trojans (off)

My reason for the pick :


I see the Trojans winning this game as I believe that they are embarrassed as to how they were manhandled by the Broncos last week at home.  Look for them to fight to gain control of this matchup while taking advantage of the opportunities that they will be given.  In all, back the Trojans to win big on Saturday.

Totals Selection: Pick:  Over (off)

My reason for the prediction :


I would have to believe that the Trojans will play much better in the defensive secondary against FAMU than they did against BSU, right?  Being that I am not completely sure of this while considering that the Rattlers have some talent at wideout along with a QB that seems to be efficient, I will back the over in this contest.  These are not two offensive minded teams as we know, however, both will be looking for a break out performance in which to either continue their success, or, gain some heavy momentum simply by picking up a W.

Betting trends for Florida A&M Rattlers:

    • Rattlers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game
    • Rattlers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games in September
    • Rattlers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.

Betting trends for Troy Trojans:

    • Over is 6-0 in Trojans last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
    • Trojans are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
    • Trojans are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.


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