Coastal Carolina at Troy - 12/3/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
Troy Trojans (10-2) vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-2)
Game Info: Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium)
Betting Odds: Troy Trojans -8.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will play the Troy Trojans on Saturday afternoon in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are 9-2 (6-2) this season after they lost to James Madison by a score of 47-7 in their last game. Coastal Carolina was out gained by a total of 502-183 and turned the ball over twice in the loss. The Coastal Carolina offense is averaging 29.4 points per game with 242.6 passing yards per game and 166.5 rushing yards per game. Grayson McCall (questionable) has thrown for 2,314 yards, 21 touchdowns, and one interception, while also rushing for 165 yards and four touchdowns for the Chanticleers this season. CJ Beasley has rushed for 672 yards and four touchdowns, while Sam Pinckney has caught 56 passes for 836 yards and two scores for Coastal Carolina. The Coastal Carolina defense is giving up 28.7 points per game and 412.7 yards per game.
The Troy Trojans are 10-2 (7-1) this season after they defeated Arkansas State by a score of 48-19 in their last game. Troy out gained their opponent by a total of 412-259 and went 3-3 on fourth down attempts in the win. The Troy offense is averaging 24.6 points per game with 247.4 passing yards per game and 124 rushing yards per game. Gunnar Watson has thrown for 2,387 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for the Trojans this season. Kimani Vidal has rushed for 1,006 yards and nine scores, while Tez Johnson has caught 49 passes for 764 yards and four touchdowns for Troy. The Troy defense is allowing 16.8 points per game and 316.8 yards per game.
Coastal Carolina is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on turf and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 conference games. The under is 7-2 in Coastal Carolina’s last 9 road games. Troy is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. The under is 4-1 in Troy’s last 5 home games. The over is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
Coastal Carolina’s quarterback, Grayson McCall, status for this game is one of the biggest question marks of the season. The Coastal offense is nowhere near the same when isn’t on the field and if he doesn’t play, I expect Troy to win in a blowout. Troy has been led by their great defense all season and has only allowed 20+ points in three games this season. I like Troy here, but keep an eye on McCall’s status for this game.