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Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Troy Trojans - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Troy Trojans (9-2) at Georgia Southern Eagles (4-7)

College Football: Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Paulson Stadium)

The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Troy Trojans will travel to play the Georgia Southern Eagles in a Sun Belt college football game on Saturday.

The Georgia Southern Eagles are 4-7 (3-4) this season after losing to Georgia State by a score of 30-24 in their last game. Georgia Southern has lost their last 4 games and is currently tied for 6th in the Sun Belt standings. The Georgia Southern offense is averaging 26.5 points per game with 224.7 rushing yards and 153.9 passing yards per game. Favian Upshaw is completing 51.9% of his passes for 566 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Georgia Southern. Kevin Ellison has 563 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns, while Matt Breida has added 580 yards and 3 scores for the Eagles. BJ Johnson III has caught 35 passes for 471 yards and 1 touchdown, while Myles Campbell has caught 29 passes for 375 yards and 4 touchdowns for Georgia Southern. The Georgia Southern defense is giving up 26.7 points per game with 170.8 rushing yards and 230.6 passing yards per game. Ironhead Gallon has led the Georgia Southern defense with 97 tackles and 5 tackles for loss, while Ukeme Eligwe has added 86 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 1 interception. Younghoe Koo has gone 19-20 on field goals, with a long of 54 yards.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Troy Trojans - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Troy Trojans are 9-2 (6-1) this season after beating Texas State by a score of 40-7 in their last game. Troy has won 8 of their last 9 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the Sun Belt standings. The Troy offense is averaging 35.1 points per game with 180.5 rushing yards and 266.6 passing yards per game. Brandon Silvers is completing 62.9% of his passes for 2727 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for Troy. Jordan Chunn has rushed for 1153 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Josh Anderson has added 272 yards and 3 scores for the Trojans. Emanuel Thompson has caught 65 passes for 641 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Deondre Douglas has added 52 catches for 608 yards and 6 touchdowns for Troy. The Troy defense is giving up 21.5 points per game with 115.1 rushing yards and 246.6 passing yards per game. William Lloyd has led Troy with 55 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Terris Lewis has added 43 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Ryan Kay has gone 17-21 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.

Troy is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week. The under is 5-1-1 in Troy’s last 7 road games. Georgia Southern is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games on grass and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games. The under is 4-1 in Georgia Southern’s last 5 home games.

Troy comes into this game as one of the leaders in the Sun Belt, while Georgia Southern has ended the season on a rough patch. Troy has the better offense in this game and should have no problem moving the ball. I like Troy to give a strong performance to end the year. 

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Troy Trojans -7.5

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