Troy at South Alabama - 10/20/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

South Alabama Jaguars (5-1) vs Troy Trojans (5-2)

Game Info: Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Hancock Whitney Stadium)

Betting Odds: South Alabama Jaguars -3.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Troy Trojans and South Alabama Jaguars face off on Thursday in a college football showdown at Hancock Whitney Stadium. When these two teams faced off in November 2021 it was Troy that secured the 31-24 victory. 

Troy comes into this game with a 5-2 record overall, and they are coming off a victory against Texas State. The offense only scored 17 points, but the defense only gave up 14 points, and that led to the three-point victory. Under center for Troy is Gunnar Watson, and he completed 12 of his 22 passes for 240 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Troy is averaging 24.3 points, while their defense is giving up 19.3 points per game. Troy needs the defense to lock down in this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is South Alabama who sits with a 5-1 record overall and their only loss came by a point against UCLA. In the last game against Louisiana-Monroe, the offense scored 41 points, and they won by seven points. Under center for South Alabama is Carter Bradley and in the last game, he completed 25 of his 33 passes for 420 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. South Alabama is averaging 36 points, while their defense is giving up 21.3 points per game. If the offense is good in this game, the Jaguars are going to be in great shape to secure the victory. 

Troy is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. South Alabama is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games. The favorite is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings played between the two teams. The road team is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between the two teams. 

Troy is 5-2, but they are still going to have some major issues in this game. South Alabama is the better offensive team, and Bradley is coming off a game where he threw for 420 yards. Look for South Alabama to find offensive success here, and they are going to get the job done. Back South Alabama against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick South Alabama -3.5

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