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Jaguars face Troy Trojans: NCAAB odds preview and stats

South Alabama JaguarsTroy Trojans
Jan 14, 9:00 PM | Trojan Arena

South Alabama Jaguars vs Troy Trojans Odds


South Alabama pays a visit to Troy on Saturday, hoping to send the Trojans to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Trojan Arena.

The Trojans sit at 6-9 (5-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Jaguars are currently 9-6 (5-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Troy is 5-4 OU, and South Alabama is 4-7 OU.

View South Alabama vs Troy Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Trojans, most recently No. 205 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jaguars, who rate No. 120 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-66 victory for the Jaguars.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Troy's No. 105-ranked offense, averaging 72.2 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 138 at 65.3 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 40.2% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 166-rated mark, allowing 70.6 points per game on the highway. Troy, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.

Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 70-65 winner as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Jaguars grabbed a 70-65 win over the Ragin Cajuns on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Trey Anderson at Cajundome.

In their last action, Troy was a 67-65 winner on the road against Western Kentucky. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. Troy earned a 67-65 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday, getting 17 points from Justin Wright at EA Diddle Arena.

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida International are 4-6
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 5-5
After playing Western Kentucky are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
South Alabama home to Florida International, Thursday, January 19
Troy home to Florida Atlantic, Thursday, January 19