Troy Trojans (7-2) vs Georgia Southern Eagles (7-2)Date : 11/10/2018
Time : 1:00 pm EST
Location : Allen E. Paulsen Stadium, Statesboro, Georgia,
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Troy Trojans vs Georgia Southern Eagles
The Troy Trojans will travel to Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia, for an all-important Sun Belt Conference battle against the tough, Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm EST. The Trojans are in the top spot within the Sun Belt East division with the Eagles just behind them after their huge 44-25 road set back to the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks in their last outing to where their punishing rushing game was held to only 138 yards for the game while their defense allowed 236 yards on the ground to the Warhawks.
On the other hand, the Trojans were 26-16 home winners versus the Ragin Cajuns of L9uisiana Lafayette in their last contest as Sawyer Smith and well as B.J. Smith each excelled in throwing and rushing the football to allow their team to pick up the victory. The last time these teams met, the Trojans picked up the 38-16 home win, yet the Eagles covered as huge, 23.5 underdogs. The Trojans are 0-4 ATS in the last four games versus Georgia Southern.
Troy Trojans's Latest Performance :
Troy won their second straight game in their last outing as Sawyer smith led the way with a TD pass on 317 yards passing for the game. With the rushing attack being their most potent asset for the season, they put up only 110 yards on the Ragin Cajuns as BJ Smith ran for 103 yards and a score in the matchup. Finally, Damion Willis led the receiving corps with 213 yards on the day with a TD.
The defense for the Trojans collected three turnovers while allowing only 270 total yards to the Cajuns while allowing just 2.8 yards per rush. They must certainly be ready to absorb a dominating rushing attack for Georgia Southern that will love to get back on track after a dismal outing versus Louisiana Monroe. In all, the Trojans defense has allowed over 30 points in a game once all season, a home loss to the Boise State Broncos in week one. Since then, opponents have averaged 20 points per game versus Troy while they are potent in defending the rush in allowing just 127 yards per game.
Georgia Southern Eagles 's Latest Performance :
Georgia Southern was snake bit for looking ahead to their matchup with Troy as they were 44-25 road losers to the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks in their last outing as they started slow to begin with. Combine this with the fact that they allowed 236 yards on the ground to the Warhawks, they lost control osf the game early and often. Their bread and butter, the rushing attack, put up only 138 yards in the contest as Shai Wertz had his worst game of the season in throwing for 78 yards along with a TD while Wesley Fields rushed for 73 yards on 13 carries.
And while the defense was destroyed on the ground, they also allowed Caleb Evans and the Warhawk offense to obtain 337 yards in the air along with two touchdowns. Finally, they were outgained 573 total years to 216 as they easily played the worst game of the year. Nonetheless, they control their destiny with a win over Troy at home this weekend.
How Troy Trojans & Georgia Southern Eagles Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Troy is 6-2-1 ATS while the OU is 6-3
Georgia Southern is 7-2 ATS while the OU is 4-5
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Eagles will certainly need to atone for their last hiccup versus the Warhawks. They will look to re-ignite their rushing attack once again versus a Troy defense that has been stout all season long. On the other hand, Troy will look to utilize its rushing attack as well that is 40th in the nation versus an Eagles D that is giving up 158 yards per game. In all, look for this to be a struggle for both offenses as a division title is on the line. With that being the case, both teams will go the extra mile in attempting to pull out a victory.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: GASO (pk)
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Eagles in this matchup as they are not only looking to right themselves after a severe gut punch in their last loss versus the Cajuns, but, are also looking to gain the top spot within the Sun Belt East division. This can certainly be a revenge game versus the Trojans as Troy picked up the 22-point win at home last year versus Georgia Southern. In all, the Eagles will indeed have the motivation and confidence at home to pull out a win in this all-important matchup on Saturday.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 48
My reason for the prediction :
The over was the play in their last matchup while also being the play in four of the last six games for the Trojans. Furthermore, it has been the result in the last three games for the Eagles. With that being said, look for Georgia Southern to have a much better outing in this contest while Troy will pull out all the stops as well in that they know that they must be able to score throughout this game in which to pull out a victory.
Betting trends for Troy Trojans:
- Trojans are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win.
- Trojans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0 in Trojans last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
Betting trends for Georgia Southern Eagles :
- Over is 7-0 in Eagles last 7 games following an ATS loss.
- Eagles are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.