Troy vs. Texas State - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas State Bobcats (6-3) at Troy Trojans (5-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm (Trojan Arena)
The Line: Troy Trojans -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and the Texas State Bobcats face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Troy Trojans are 5-4 this season and they have won four of heir last five games. Troy is averaging 69.4 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Musa Abdul-Aleem leads the Trojans averaging 15.8 points per game. Wesley Person is averaging 13.8 points, Kevin Thomas is averaging 11.9 points and 8.3 rebounds, and John Walton III is averaging 8.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Troy is 3-1 at home this season.
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The Texas State Bobcats are 6-3 this season winning four of their last six games. Texas State is averaging 60.3 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 47.2 percent. Emani Gant is averaging 14.2 points and 7.4 rebounds to lead the Bobcats. Wesley Davis is averaging 8.6 points, Cameron Taylor is averaging 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, and D.J. Brown is averaging 7.8 points. Texas State is 1-3 on the road this season.
Troy is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-3-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-7 against the spread in their last nine home games against a team with a losing road record. Texas State is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 road games, 0-5 against the spread in their last five games, and 8-17 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Troy is a mild favorite here but with Texas State’s losses coming to tough teams I like the Bobcats to win here.