Troy vs. Georgia Southern - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Georgia Southern Eagles (5-3) at Troy Trojans (3-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Troy Trojans +2.5 -- Over/Under:
The Georgia Southern Eagles and Troy Trojans meet Saturday in college football action at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Georgia Southern Eagles look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Georgia Southern Eagles have split their last four road games. Shai Werts is completing 47.9 percent of his passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Werts has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Mark Michaud and Khaleb Hood have combined for 162 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Wesley Kennedy III has four receptions. The Georgia Southern Eagles ground game is averaging 269.2 yards per contest, and J.D. King leads the way with 526 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Southern is allowing 27.1 points and 352.4 yards per game. Rashad Byrd leads the Georgia Southern Eagles with 59 tackles, Dillon Springer has three sacks and Kenderick Duncan Jr. has two interceptions.
The Troy Trojans could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Troy Trojans have split their last four home games. Kaleb Barker is completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,476 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. Barker has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his eight games. Kaylon Geiger and Reggie Todd have combined for 1,086 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Khalil McClain has 31 receptions. The Troy Trojans ground game is averaging 143.7 yards per contest, and DK Billingsley leads the way with 614 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Troy is allowing 32.6 points and 417.6 yards per game. Carlton Martial leads the Troy Trojans with 83 tackles, Marcus Webb has three sacks and Will Sunderland has three interceptions.
The Eagles are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on turf. The Trojans are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 conference games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Trojans last 5 home games. The over is 7-2 in Eagles last 9 conference games.
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Troy Trojans are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a home underdog. The Georgia Southern Eagles is playing its best football in ages, but there is a bit of a letdown factor after beating Appalachian State as two-touchdown underdogs. Troy is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Coastal Carolina, and the Trojans defense lets them down whenever they lose games. Georgia Southern is simply playing better football right now and has the efficient running game to give this Troy defense trouble. I'll eat the small chalk with the red hot Eagles.