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Troy vs. Austin Peay - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Austin Peay Governors (3-5) at Troy Trojans (4-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Trojan Arena)

The Line: Troy Trojans -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Austin Peay Governors and Troy Trojans meet Saturday afternoon at the Trojan Arena.

The Austin Peay Governors look for their second road win to climb out of an early 3-5 hole. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 67.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Chris Horton is averaging 15.3 points and 13 rebounds while Josh Robinson is averaging 13.9 points and 2.1 assists. Khalil Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Kenny Jones is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. Austin Peay has scored 64 or less points in three of its eight games and is averaging 14 turnovers per game. The Austin Peay Governors have lost eight of their last 10 road games. 

Troy vs. Austin Peay - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Troy Trojans look for a solid home victory after splitting their last six games. The Troy Trojans are averaging 73.7 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Wesley Person is averaging 18 points and 2.3 assists while Jordon Varnado is averaging 17.6 points and 8.1 rebounds. Jeremy Hollimon is the third double-digit scorer and John Walton III is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Troy Trojans are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. Troy has made just 45 threes in 163 attempts but is averaging 41 rebounds per contest. The Troy Trojans have lost eight of their last 10 home games.

The Governors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Trojans are 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

Troy is playing better basketball right now and has an advantage on the glass. I'm not real confident in either team but if forced to pick, I have to side with the Trojans at home.

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Troy Trojans -5.5

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