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Troy favored by -3.5 against Texas State on Saturday

Texas State BobcatsTroy Trojans
8-22March 08, 2014, 08:30 | Trojan Arena10-19

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Troy and Texas State on Saturday, with the host Trojans trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-15-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Trojans are 12-11 ATS. Texas State is 9-15-1 on the totals; Troy is 12-11.

View Texas State Bobcats vs Troy Trojans Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Troy in this one found them as -3.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game matches up the No. 177 (Trojans) and the No. 218 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Texas State lost its last outing, a 63-53 result against South Alabama on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Bobcats endured a 63-53 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Joel Wright at Mitchell Center.

Last time out for Troy, they were an 87-86 loser as they battled Texas-Arlington at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Troy got 25 points from Hunter Williams on the way to an 87-86 loss against Texas-Arlington on Thursday at Trojan Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Troy's No. 184-ranked offense, averaging 68.55 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 56 at 65.83 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 41.86% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

A few Bobcats at Trojans trends to consider:
Texas State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas State's last 8 games
Texas State is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Troy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Troy is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Troy's last 10 games
Troy is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home