Troy vs. Appalachian State - 11/29/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Appalachian State Mountaineers (10-1) at Troy Trojans (5-6)
College Football: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm (Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Troy Trojans +12 -- Over/Under: 65
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Troy Trojans meet in college football action from Troy University Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday as they close out the CFB regular season.
App State sits at 10-1 overall on the year. Since falling to Georgia Southern in their lone loss, the Mountaineers bounced back to take out south Carolina, Georgia State and Texas State.
In the win over the Bobcats, Appalachian State QB Zac Thomas threw for 174 yards and two TDs, and Darrynton Evans had 154 yards and three rush scores. Thomas Hennigan led the receivers there with two catches for 70 yards.
Over on the Troy side, they’re 5-6 this year. The Trojans had managed consecutive wins over Georgia Southern and Texas State, but were blown out 53-3 by Louisiana in their last outing.
In the loss to the Cajuns, Troy’s Kaleb Barker managed 178 yards and two picks, while DK Billingsley had 68 rush yards. Kaylon Geiger caught six balls for 44 yards there as well.
The Mountaineers are 4-0 ATS in their last four on turf and 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games. App State is 7-2 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 7-2 ATS in the last nine in November.
Meanwhile, the Trojans are 7-2 ATS in their last nine after a straight-up loss and 21-8 ATS versus a team with a winning record. Troy is 5-2 ATS in their last seven Friday games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 conference games.
After a couple of relative scares (one being a loss), the Mountaineers are looking better over their last two games, beating Georgia State 56-27 and Texas State 35-13. They’re doing it with clock control and lots of pound on the ground, and when App State gets that going they’re hard to stop.
Troy had a ton of trouble with Louisiana (who fittingly gave App State a little trouble themselves), but in their previous two games they were dominant. I think the Trojans have enough talent to hang around here and eke into a cover.