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South Alabama favored by 8.5 against Troy on Thursday

Troy TrojansSouth Alabama Jaguars
Feb 7, 8:05 PM | Mitchell Center

Troy Trojans vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

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Mitchell Center will host South Alabama Jaguars vs. Troy Trojans action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 13-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Jaguars are 10-9 ATS. Troy is 7-8-1 on the totals; South Alabama is 8-7-1.

View Troy vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Trojans were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Jaguars, most recently No. 157 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Trojans, who rate No. 300 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-63 victory for the Jaguars.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 224 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.8 per game. That compares with South Alabama’s No. 56 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Alabama is college basketball's No. 172-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 88 with 7 per game.

Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.

Troy was a 71-52 winner in its last match at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. The Trojans got 15 points from Tevin Calhoun as Troy ran past Louisiana-Lafayette 71-52 on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

South Alabama won its last outing, a 70-66 result against Arkansas-Little Rock on February 2. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. South Alabama got 17 points from Augustine Rubit en route to a 70-66 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday at Stephens Center.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 7-3
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 8-2
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Trojans at Jaguars trends to consider:
Troy is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
Troy is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Alabama's last 5 games at home
South Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
South Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Troy
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Alabama's last 8 games when playing Troy

Next up:
Troy at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 9
South Alabama home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, February 9