Troy at Georgia Southern Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Troy at Georgia Southern Spread, Pick & TV Info

Written by on November 29, 2016

The Troy football team was just 4-8 last year but can finish the 2016 regular season at 10-2 overall and grab a share of the Sun Belt Conference title with a win over Georgia Southern on Saturday. It’s the final game of the season for the Eagles, who are just 4-7 overall. Be sure to check out for more college football lines by clicking here.

Troy at Georgia Southern Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, Dec. 3, Noon ETWhere: Allen E. Paulson StadiumTV: ESPN2Opening NCAA Football Lines: Troy -7 (55)

Why Bet on Troy?

Troy comes off a 40-7 blowout win over Texas State. Brandon Silvers was 20 of 28 for 217 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Troy (9-2, 6-1) bounced back from its first conference setback of the season — a 35-3 loss to Arkansas State.Silvers moved into ninth place in Troy history with 2,707 passing yards in a single season. Jordan Chunn moved into a tie for third place on the Troy career rushing touchdown list after rushing for one touchdown against Texas State; he now has 32 in his career. Chunn moved into a tie for seventh place on the Troy single-season rushing touchdown list with 11. Ryan Kay booted a pair of field goals to give him 17 on the season, which is tied for the third most in school history and just three shy of the single-season record. Tevaris McCormick caught his fourth touchdown pass of the season with a 39-yard grab in the second quarter; his touchdown receptions have averaged 42.5 yards in length.Troy held Texas State to 256 yards of offense in the game with most coming late in the contest. Jalen Rountree intercepted a pair of passes and Tron Folsom led the Trojans with a career-best eight tackles.Troy’s win, coupled with UL Lafayette’;s victory over Arkansas State, puts the Trojans back in control of their own destiny for a league title. With a victory over Georgia Southern, the worst Troy could do is share the Sun Belt title with Appalachian State and Arkansas State. It is Troy’s second nine-win season since moving up to the FBS ranks in 2004 – the Trojans went 9-4 in 2009. Troy has never had a 10-win season at the FBS level.

Why Bet on Georgia Southern?

The Eagles lost to rival Georgia State 30-24 last week. Montay Crockett caught four passes for 60 yards and returned three punts for 67 yards to lead Georgia Southern (4-7, 3-4), which suffered its fourth straight loss. Kevin Ellison rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown and threw for 31 yards, and Matt Breida rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers scored 10 points off of a pair of Eagle fumbles.BJ Johnson III now has 84 career receptions. He is eight receptions away from tying Monty Sharpe for second place on the all-time list at Georgia Southern. Sharpe has 92 catches from 1983-86. Raja Andrews holds the all-time record with 127 receptions from 2005-2008. With his field goal at the end of the half, senior kicker Younghoe Koo now has 19 made kicks this season to tie Adrian Mora’s mark for single-season made field goals set in 2010.Georgia State blitzed the Eagles early, scoring on their first three possessions to open a 20-0 lead 8:05 into the contest. Georgia Southern made it a one-score game twice but could not get over the hump.“We put ourselves in a really difficult position by going down 20-0. We let them score with the help of a penalty on the first drive and then had the unfortunate fumble on the second drive to set them up,” Eagles coach Tyson Summers said.Georgia Southern beat Troy 45-10 last year. After spotting Troy a 10-0 lead, Georgia Southern established its ground attack in dominant fashion. The Eagles had the ball for 42:55 compared to 17:05 for the Trojans. The Eagles had 325 rushing yards to 70 for Troy.

Troy at Georgia Southern Betting Pick: Troy

Eagles are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.Under is 8-1- 1 in Trojans last 10 conference games.Take Troy in NCAA Football betting and the under.