Troy vs. South Alabama - 1/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (7-12) at Troy Trojans (6-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Trojan Arena)
The Line: Troy Trojans -5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and the South Alabama Jaguars face off on Tuesday in Sun Belt Conference college basketball action.
The Troy Trojans are 6-13 this season and they have lost eight of their last nine games. Troy is averaging 72.2 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.6 percent. Wesley Person leads the Trojans averaging 16.5 points per game. Jordan Varnado is averaging 15.6 points and 7.7 rebounds, Jeremy Hollimon is averaging 12.1 points, and John Walton III is averaging 9.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. Troy is 3-5 at home and 1-7 in the Sun Belt.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 7-12 this season and they have lost seven of their last eight games. South Alabama is averaging 68.3 points per game and they are shooting 41.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Ken Williams leads the Jaguars averaging 14.6 points per game. Georgi Boyanov is averaging 10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds, Taishaun Johnson is averaging 10.2 points, and Nick Stover is averaging 9.8 points. South Alabama is 2-7 on the road and 2-6 in the Sun Belt.
Troy is 7-19-2 against the spread in their last 28 home games, 1-4 against the spread against the Sun Belt, and 4-14-3 against the spread in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record. South Alabama is 12-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 2-8 against the spread on the road against a team with a losing home record, and 11-5 against the spread against a team with a losing home record. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
South Alabama knows how to cover a point spread and I expect the to do that here.