Free Week 8 Prediction: Trojans vs Jaguars Odds
Looking for Troy Trojans vs. South Alabama Jaguars free picks? Week 8 College football betting sees the Trojans taking on the Jaguars Thursday October 20th at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(5-1) Troy Trojans vs. South Alabama Jaguars (3-3)
Date: Thursday, October 20th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
NCAA Football Spread: Troy -9.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Two teams on opposite sides of the Sun Belt meet on Thursday night as the Troy Trojans head into South Alabama to take on the Jaguars.
Troy enters play 3-0 in the conference, while South Alabama is in the cellar at 0-3.
Troy gave Clemson all they could back in Week 2 and since then have proven that they aren’t a fluke.
The Trojans have ran off 5 straight wins and are 3-0 in the Sun Belt, sitting atop the standings.
Troy is paced by their dominant rush defense, which allows just 98.8 yards per game (8th in the nation).
Overall, their defense has conceded 383.5 yards per game and has allowed just 19.7 points against.
Offensively, the Trojans are averaging 39.2 points per game thanks to QB Brandon Silvers and RB Jordan Chunn. The duo have combined to account for 19 of the touchdowns Troy has put up this year and they’re finding success in a pretty balanced way.
Troy has averaged 264 yards passing, while rushing for 200.
South Alabama Jaguars
South Alabama has been the complete opposite of Troy.
The Jags are 3-3 on the season, but have 3 losses in Sun Belt play that have them reeling at the moment. South Alabama comes in off a loss to Arkansas State, that saw them put up just 7 points.
Scoring has been the biggest issue for this Jags team, as they have averaged only 23.8 points per game.
Defensively, they haven’t been so bad. South Alabama has given up 25.5 points per game and only 363 yards per game.
Look for them to lean on QB Dallas Davis here, who has been the main spark plug to this offense when this team scores.
Davis was the main culprit however for the struggles last week, as he had just 146 yards while throwing for an interception.
Davis will need to get in rhythm early, as his run game doesn’t do him any favors. Troy is averaging under 100 yards per game on the ground.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Trojans are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss.
- Trojans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Jaguars are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Jaguars are 4-15 ATS in their last 19 games on fieldturf.
- Jaguars are 2-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
South Alabama just doesn’t have the firepower to keep up with Troy here.
Troy is simply too fast and has too many threats offensively.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Troy -9.5
Look for Troy to use a lot of tempo early on here and really wear down South Alabama, as they pull away in the middle of this one.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction:Troy 40- South Alabama 13
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