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Troy vs South Alabama Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Trojans vs Jaguars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Troy Trojans at South Alabama Jaguars
- Where: Mobile at Mitchell Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Troy -1, TROY -117 | SALA -106 O/U 135.5
Troy heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-9. So far, the Trojans have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 5-6. This season, Troy has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 8-5. For today’s contest, Troy has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.
Xavier Williams comes into today’s game as the Trojans’ leading scorer at 11.5 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Troy’s top rebounder at 6.36 boards per contest. Behind Williams, the team has benefited from the strong play of Christyon Eugene, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.9 points per game. Overall, he has hit 49.2% of his shots and is adding 3.29 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Troy this season, as they are currently ranked 259th in college basketball at 69.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 321st in the NCAA.
Coming into today’s matchup, the South Alabama Jaguars are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-13. So far this season, South Alabama has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-5. For the season, South Alabama has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 1-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Jaguars being +1 point underdogs.
South Alabama’s leading scorer this season is Isaih Moore, who is averaging 17.95 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 24.74% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.1 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists. Kevin Samuel is the second leading scorer for the Jaguars, averaging 10.8 points per game. Between him and Samuel, they are accounting for 39.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Alabama this season, as they are currently ranked 186th in college basketball at 71.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Jaguars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 279th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: South Alabama Jaguars +1
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Troy Trojans are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1. However, we anticipate South Alabama putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Trojans as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Jaguars to cover.