South Alabama Jaguars vs Troy Trojans 10/16/2019 NCAAF Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
South Alabama Jaguars vs Troy Trojans 10/16/2019 – In a battle of teams in the Sun Belt, the Troy Trojans (2-3) host the South Alabama Jaguars (1-5) this Wednesday. Offshore betting sites see the Trojans as favorites to prevail over the Jaguars. Known as the “Battle for the Belt”, Troy leads their series rivalry 4-3. Both teams are coming off a string of losses and will be looking to check their skids. The Jags are on a four-game losing streak while the Trojans have lost back-to-back games. Vegas betting sites feel that the offense of Troy will be too much for South Alabama. The Jags have been woeful on defense and this could tell against them when they face each other this Wednesday.
South Alabama Jaguars vs Troy Trojans 10/16/2019
South Alabama Jaguars
The Jaguars have alone win to show and want to stop the bleeding. After winning against Jacksonville State, South Alabama has lost four games in a row. The good news is that they are coming off a bye to regroup. They showed some semblance of competitiveness in their last two games although their problem is the defense. They hold averages of 319 yards per game, ranking 118th in the country. Their offense could use a boost as well. They average only 16.8 points per game and rank 122nd in the country. The Jags need to step up on both ends if they are to snap their skid and register another win.
Players to watch: Cephus Johnson QB 60 CMP 112 ATT 708 YDS 53.6 CMP% 6.3 AVG 75 LNG 5 TD 5 INT; Tra Minter RB 71 ATT 477 YDS 6.7 AVG 49 LNG; Jared Wilson RB 37 ATT 153 YDS 4.1 AVG 26 LNG; Kawaan Baker WR 16 REC 353 YDS 22.1 AVG 75 LNG; Jalen Tobert WR 14 REC 218 YDS 15.6 AVG 60 LNG
The Trojans are out for redemption following back-to-back losses. Their offense has shown promise and the outcome could be different against the Jags. Despite losing to the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Missouri Tigers, the bright spot is their offensive effort. However, their offense can only get going if they improve on the defensive end. Opponents have been burning them with an average of 455 yards through the air and 93.8 yards from the ground. Once that is covered, their passing game should come into full circle on the offensive end. Troy is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home and 13-2 SU in its last 15 games.
Players to watch: Kaleb Barker QB 123 CMP 193 ATT 1,476 YDS 63.7 CMP% 7.6 AVG 61 LNG 14 TD 4 INT; DK Billingsley RB 70 ATT 350 YDS 5 AVG 43 LNG; Trevon Woolfolk RB 39 ATT 162 YDS 4.2 AVG 17 LNG; Kaylon Geiger WR 30 REC 410 YDS 13.7 AVG 57 LNG; Reggie Todd WR 17 REC 283 YDS 16.6 AVG 61 LNG
South Alabama Jaguars vs Troy Trojans Betting Numbers
South Alabama Jaguars
South Alabama is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Trojans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
South Alabama Jaguars vs Troy Trojans Betting Picks
Best online sportsbook pick the Troy Trojans to prevail over the South Alabama Jaguars. They are forecasted to win 16.5-35.7 covering the spread and total going under.