POSTPONED: South Alabama vs. Troy College Football Picks, Odds, and Predictions 10/3/20
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Troy Trojans (1-1) at South Alabama Jaguars (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Hancock Whitney Stadium)
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars +4 -- Over/Under: 60 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and the South Alabama Jaguars meet Saturday in college football action from Hancock Whitney Stadium. THis Game is Postponed
Troy enters this game at 1-1 on the season. The Trojans won their first matchup of the year over Middle Tennessee 47-14, then got blown out by BYU 48-7 last weekend. As for the Jaguars, they’re sitting at 1-2 so far. South Alabama took out Southern Miss 32-21, then fell to Tulane 27-24 and UAB 42-10 in the two games since. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Trojans opened with a nice effort versus Middle Tennessee in the win. Troy QB Gunnar Watson had 248 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in that one, and BJ Smith led the rush on 10 carries and 81 yards. Khalil McClain had six catches in that one with 75 yards and two TDs.
The BYU game was tougher for Troy, as the Trojans couldn’t get anything going on offense. Watson had 162 yards on 21-of-33 passing in that one, and Tray Eafford had two catches for 59 yards to lead the receivers. Kimandi Vidal was the top rusher for Troy with just 23 yards on four carries.
Over on the Jaguars’ side, they’ve managed a paltry 34 combined points in their last two games. In the three-point loss to Tulane, South Alabama QB Chance Lovertich had 247 yards and two touchdowns, and Carlos Davis led the rush with 82 yards and a TD. Kawaan Baker added seven receptions for 129 yards and a TD.
Things were even worse in the 32-point loss to UAB. Lovertich gave the Jaguars 168 yards, one TD and an INT while Jalen Tolbert had the lone receiving score with 59 yards. Davis turned in a solid rushing day on 17 carries for 105 yards.
The Trojans are 4-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 as a road favorite. Troy is 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 games after an ATS win and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 5-1 ATS in the last six as a home underdog. South Alabama is 6-2 ATS in the last eight overall and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 conference games.
Pick: I’m going with Troy, but probably staying away from the Trojans in reality until they get a few more games under their belt. Troy is probably a closer team to the Middle Tennessee game than they are to the BYU game, as the Cougars are just in a different class. The Trojans offense seems pretty capable in 2020, so if the team can find a good rhythm here I think a cover is realistic.