Texas State Bobcats vs. Troy Trojans - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Troy Trojans (10-16) at Texas State Bobcats (11-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Strahan Coliseum)
The Line: Texas State Bobcats -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans will travel to Strahan Coliseum to take on the Texas State Bobcats this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Troy Trojans dropped to 10-16 (5-12 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans, 63-58, this past Saturday. Troy shot 36.7% from the field and 23.8% (5-21) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Trojans was Chris Bilbo who had 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists. Troy is ranked 310th in the RPI Standings and has played the 307th ranked SOS. On the season, the Trojans have been led by Musa Abdul-Aleem (15.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.2 spg) and Wesley Person Jr. (13.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 apg). Troy is averaging 66.5 ppg (ranked 193rd on 42.2% shooting (ranked 240th). The Trojans average 6.7 three-pointers per game (ranked 133rd) however, commit 14.3 turnovers per game (ranked 301st). Troy is holding their opponents to an average of 68.3 ppg (ranked 233rd) on 43.0% shooting (ranked 188th). The Trojans are holding teams to 31.4% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 54th) and average 6.9 spg (ranked 95th).
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The Texas State Bobcats dropped to 11-14 (5-11 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, 64-42, this past Thursday. Texas State shot 32.1% from the field and 0.0% (0-6) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Cameron Naylor who had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and . Texas State is ranked 247th in the RPI Standings and has played the 138th ranked SOS. On the season, the Bobcats have been led by Emani Gant (13.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.5 spg) and Cameron Naylor (8.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 0.5 apg). Texas State is averaging 61.6 ppg (ranked 303rd) on 40.3% shooting (ranked 302nd). The Bobcats average 5.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 290th) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.84 (ranked 274th). Texas State is holding their opponents to an average of 59.8 ppg (ranked 26th) on 41.4% shooting (ranked 102nd). The Bobcats average 7.3 spg (ranked 68th) and are holding teams to 29.9% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 18th).
The Trojans are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games however, just 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Bobcats are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Troy has dropped 4 of their last 5 games, however, each game has been competitive as they've only loss by an average of 4.0 points in those losses. Texas State has lost 9 of their last 10 games however, was able to beat Troy by a 57-46 margin in late December. Troy isn't known for their defensive, however Texas State is dreadful on the offensive end as they have averaged just 48 points in their last 3 contests. Troy will struggle against a strong Texas State defensive but as they've kept everything close as of late, along with Texas State's offensive woes, I'm taking Troy and the points.