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Troy vs. Appalachian State - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-2) at Troy Trojans (7-1)
Date & Time Saturday November 12, 2016, 3:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Troy Trojans PK -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN3
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CFB | Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-2) at Troy Trojans (7-1)
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Troy Trojans clash Saturday in a Sun Belt college football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium on ESPN3.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers look to build on their six-game winning streak to keep their Sun Belt lead. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have won eight of their last nine road games. Taylor Lamb is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 1,567 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Lamb has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Shaedon Meadors and Barrett Burns have combined for 685 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jaquil Capel has 14 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 220.5 yards per contest, and Jalin Moore leads the way with 1,130 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 16.9 points and 322.3 yards per game. Eric Boggs leads the Appalachian State Mountaineers with 69 tackles, Dezmin Reed has six sacks and Clifton Duck has five interceptions.

The Troy Trojans look to build on their six-game winning streak and keep their lead in the Sun Belt. The Troy Trojans have won five of their last six home games. Brandon Silvers is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,079 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Silvers has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 10 games. Deondre Douglas and Emanuel Thompson have combined for 564 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tevaris McCormick has 14 receptions. The Troy Trojans ground game is averaging 198.7 yards per contest, and Jordan Chunn leads the way with 899 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Troy is allowing 21.3 points and 375.1 yards per game. William Lloyd leads the Troy Trojans with 40 tackles, Rashad Dillard has 6.5 sacks and Blace Brown has five interceptions.

The Mountaineers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Trojans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 3-1-1 in Trojans last 5 games overall and the under is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 games overall.

Appalachian State has won the two meetings against Troy, but last years meeting was decided by just a field goal. These are obviously the two best teams the Sun Belt has to offer and it should be a well played game. I give Troy the advantage given the Trojans are at home and they have a real difference maker at quarterback. Silvers has played well all year and will be able to make just enough plays to get Troy over the top.

Pick:
Troy Trojans PK

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