South Alabama Jaguars vs. Troy Trojans, week nine with an interesting game, they say it is one of the most interesting this week. The truth is that the Jaguars are favorites for this game despite having a negative record in the current season, in the conference they also have a negative record with only one victory. The visitors are third parties in the same conference, without defeats, the team aspires to be leader of the Sun Belt EAST before December.
South Alabama Jaguars: At home we are strong.
This season has not been easy for the Jaguars, 2 victories and 5 overall defeats, plus in the conference they barely have a victory against Texas State Bobcats 41-31 at home. The two defeats at the conference were against Appalachian State 52-7 and Georgia Southern 48-13. The other victory was also at home against Alabama State Hornets 45-7. At home the team feels more secure, those two unique victories were won thanks to the advantage of playing at home.
The historic against the Trojans puts the Jaguars in better position, 3 wins and 3 losses since 2012, but with 4-2 in the positive spread, 3-0 since 2015, two of those games were on the road and in the 2016 at home +8.5 21-28. The last game was on the road with victory for the Jaguars 19-8 +17.0 in the runline.
Evan Orth will be the QB tonight against the Trojans, his average effectiveness is over 67.2% in 117-174 passes. 7 touchdowns you pass this season with only 3 interceptions, zero interceptions at home.
Troy Trojans: No defeats in the conference.
The Trojans in the conference have a perfect record of 3 wins, the first was against UL Monroe Warhawks 35-27, Georgia State Panthers 37-20, and the last against Coastal Carolina 45-21. The record in the season is of 5 victories and 2 defeats, the defeats were against Boise State 52-20 the first game of the season at home, and the last defeat was last week on the road against Liberty Flames 22-16.
On the road the team has not been so forceful, but with 2 wins and one defeat they proved to be strong on the road. They have not yet won by more than 10 points on the road this season.
Kaleb Barker was named starting quarterback, but he will not play for the rest of the season due to a knee injury (ACL). The other option is Sawyer Smith, 59.3% in the season, so far his performance on the road has been poor, this will be his first starter game this season.
My Free Pick & Prediction for South Alabama Jaguars vs. Troy Trojans 10/23/2018
is: take the South Alabama +12.5 (RUNLINE)
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