Owls Trojans Betting Preview for Week 9

Troy TrojansFlorida Atlantic Owls
Oct 27, 5:00 PM | Grass of FAU Stadium

Troy Trojans vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds

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FAU Stadium will feature Owls vs. Trojans on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 9 action.

The Trojans will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Owls are 5-2 ATS. Troy is 3-4 against the total, while Florida Atlantic is 2-4 versus the number.

View Troy vs Florida Atlantic Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 96 (Owls) and the No. 71 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 28-10 result in favor of the Trojans is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Atlantic's No. 119-ranked offense (16.1 PPG) against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 63 at 25.9 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 192.3 yards per game, less than the Trojans give up through the air (229.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Trojans feature the league's No. 65-rated road run defense, allowing 171 yards per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, ranks No. 78 in rushing offense at home.

Troy was a 38-37 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida International. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (75) made winners of OVER bettors. Deon Anthony tore up the turf for 115 rushing yards in the latest Trojans game, a 38-37 win over the Golden Panthers at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 37-34 loser as they battled South Alabama on the road. Florida Atlantic covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 71 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Graham Wilbert's 303-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as South Alabama earned a 37-34 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday at Ladd Peebles Stadium.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 0-10

A few Trojans at Owls trends to consider:
Troy is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida Atlantic
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Troy's last 6 games
Troy is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Troy is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
Florida Atlantic is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Troy at Tennessee, Saturday, November 3
Florida Atlantic at Navy, Saturday, November 3

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