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NCAAB betting line favors Jaguars over Trojans

Troy TrojansSouth Alabama Jaguars
March 3, 7:00 PM | Summit Arena

Troy Trojans vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

10-17TEAM RECORD16-11

The South Alabama Jaguars will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Trojans at Summit Arena in NCAAB action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Sun Belt Tournament. The game is being played at Summit Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Trojans have watched them go 10-17 and 11-10 ATS on the year, while the Jaguars are at 16-11 and 10-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 10-13, while the Trojans have a 12-9 mark.

View Troy vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with South Alabama in this one will find them as 3-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 141-rated Jaguars and the No. 269-ranked Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-65 result in favor of the Jaguars.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Alabama has the nation's No. 203-rated offensive output, at 66.6 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 328 allowing on average 75.4 PPG. The Jaguars FG% has averaged 42.4% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Troy owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 79.1 points per game on the highway. South Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 272 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Troy, they were an 83-82 winner as they battled Florida Atlantic on the road. They covered in the match as a 11-point underdog. Will Weathers went off for 28 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Troy over Florida Atlantic, 83-82, on Saturday at FAU Arena.

South Alabama was an 81-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida International. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. South Alabama got 25 points and 14 rebounds from Augustine Rubit in a losing cause in their 81-74 loss to Florida International on Saturday.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Florida Atlantic are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

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