Check out our free Troy vs Southeastern Louisiana pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Hammond. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Troy vs Southeastern Louisiana Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 17th Betting Odds

Trojans vs Lions Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Troy Trojans at Southeastern Louisiana Lions
  • Where: Hammond at University Center (LA)
  • Date: Saturday, December 17th
  • Betting Odds: Troy -7.5, TROY -343 | SELOU +266 O/U 145.5

Trojans Preview:

Troy heads into this matchup having played 11 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-4. So far, the Trojans have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. This season, Troy has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. For today’s contest, Troy have a betting line set -7.5 points in their favor.

Troy will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Nelson Phillips who is averaging 13.18 points per game for the Trojans. Phillips is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Trojans’ offensive gameplan is the play of Christyon Eugene who has hit 53.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.18 points 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 that 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.

Lions Preview:

Through 11 games, the Southeastern Louisiana Lions have an overall record of 5-6. Currently, the Lions have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. So far, the Lions have been the underdog 8 times, going 2-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7.5 underdogs on the spread.

Southeastern Louisiana’s leading scorer this season is Boogie Anderson who is averaging 12.27 points per contest. So far, Anderson has accounted for 15.7% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.09 rebounds per game and 3.82 assists. Christian Agnew is the second leading scorer for the Lions, averaging 11.9 points per game. Between him and Agnew, they are accounting for 29.5% of the team’s scoring.

So far this season, Southeastern Louisiana has put together a strong scoring offense at 79.1 points per game (26th). This strong figure has come despite the Lions playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Southeastern Louisiana’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 46.2%

Free Spread Prediction: Troy Trojans -7.5

Heading into this matchup, with the Troy Trojans sitting as -7.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Troy and Southeastern Louisiana are averaging 8.0 and 8.94 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Troy has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 7-3 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Trojans to cover at -7.5.