Troy at Georgia Southern Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Posted by Michael Hunt on Tuesday,November 29, 2016 9:10, EST in

The Troy football team was just 4-8 last year but can finish the 2016 regular season at 10-2 overall and grab a share of the Sun Belt Conference title with a win over Georgia Southern on Saturday. It’s the final game of the season for the Eagles, who are just 4-7 overall. Be sure to check out for more college football lines by clicking here.

Troy at Georgia Southern Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, Dec. 3, Noon ET
Where: Allen E. Paulson Stadium
TV: ESPN2
Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Troy / Georgia Southern
Opening NCAA Football Lines: Troy -7 (55)

Why Bet on Troy?

Troy comes off a 40-7 blowout win over Texas State. Brandon Silvers was 20 of 28 for 217 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Troy (9-2, 6-1) bounced back from its first conference setback of the season — a 35-3 loss to Arkansas State.

Silvers moved into ninth place in Troy history with 2,707 passing yards in a single season. Jordan Chunn moved into a tie for third place on the Troy career rushing touchdown list after rushing for one touchdown against Texas State; he now has 32 in his career. Chunn moved into a tie for seventh place on the Troy single-season rushing touchdown list with 11. Ryan Kay booted a pair of field goals to give him 17 on the season, which is tied for the third most in school history and just three shy of the single-season record. Tevaris McCormick caught his fourth touchdown pass of the season with a 39-yard grab in the second quarter; his touchdown receptions have averaged 42.5 yards in length.

Troy held Texas State to 256 yards of offense in the game with most coming late in the contest. Jalen Rountree intercepted a pair of passes and Tron Folsom led the Trojans with a career-best eight tackles.

Troy’s win, coupled with UL Lafayette’;s victory over Arkansas State, puts the Trojans back in control of their own destiny for a league title. With a victory over Georgia Southern, the worst Troy could do is share the Sun Belt title with Appalachian State and Arkansas State. It is Troy’s second nine-win season since moving up to the FBS ranks in 2004 – the Trojans went 9-4 in 2009. Troy has never had a 10-win season at the FBS level.

Why Bet on Georgia Southern?

The Eagles lost to rival Georgia State 30-24 last week. Montay Crockett caught four passes for 60 yards and returned three punts for 67 yards to lead Georgia Southern (4-7, 3-4), which suffered its fourth straight loss. Kevin Ellison rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown and threw for 31 yards, and Matt Breida rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers scored 10 points off of a pair of Eagle fumbles.

BJ Johnson III now has 84 career receptions. He is eight receptions away from tying Monty Sharpe for second place on the all-time list at Georgia Southern. Sharpe has 92 catches from 1983-86. Raja Andrews holds the all-time record with 127 receptions from 2005-2008. With his field goal at the end of the half, senior kicker Younghoe Koo now has 19 made kicks this season to tie Adrian Mora’s mark for single-season made field goals set in 2010.

Georgia State blitzed the Eagles early, scoring on their first three possessions to open a 20-0 lead 8:05 into the contest. Georgia Southern made it a one-score game twice but could not get over the hump.

“We put ourselves in a really difficult position by going down 20-0. We let them score with the help of a penalty on the first drive and then had the unfortunate fumble on the second drive to set them up,” Eagles coach Tyson Summers said.

Georgia Southern beat Troy 45-10 last year. After spotting Troy a 10-0 lead, Georgia Southern established its ground attack in dominant fashion. The Eagles had the ball for 42:55 compared to 17:05 for the Trojans. The Eagles had 325 rushing yards to 70 for Troy.

Troy at Georgia Southern Betting Pick: Troy

Eagles are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Under is 8-1- 1 in Trojans last 10 conference games.

Take Troy in NCAA Football betting and the under.