Troy vs. South Alabama - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (7-17) at Troy Trojans (9-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Trojan Arena)
The Line: Troy Trojans -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and the South Alabama Jaguars face off on Thursday at Trojan Arena in Sun Belt Conference college basketball action.
The Troy Trojans are 9-13 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Troy is averaging 66.3 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Musa Abdul-Aleem leads the Trojans averaging 15 points per game. Wesley Person Jr. is averaging 14.1 points, Kevin Thomas is averaging 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds, and Chris Bilbo is averaging 8.5 points. Troy is 5-5 at home and 4-9 in Sun Belt play.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 7-17 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. USA is averaging 68 points and they are shooting 41.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Ken Williams leads the Jaguars averaging 14.9 points per game. Taishaun Johnson is averaging 12.8 points, Dionte Feguson is averaging 11.2 points and 6.6 reobunds, and Barrington Stevens is averaging 7.5 points. South Alabama is 2-10 on the road and 5-8 in the Sun Belt.
Troy is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last 11 home games, 1-3-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight Thursday games. South Alabama is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 8-18-1 against the spread in their last 27 road games, and 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games following a double-digit home loss. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
We have two bad teams but I like what South Alabama has done with the points and I will take the points in this one.