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Troy Trojans take on Pioneers in college basketball test

Troy TrojansDenver Pioneers
Dec 29, 9:00 PM | Magness Arena

Troy Trojans vs Denver Pioneers Odds


The Denver Pioneers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Troy Trojans at Magness Arena on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Pioneers are 7-3 ATS. Troy is 3-2 on the totals; Denver is 7-3.

View Troy vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Pioneers as 14.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 181-rated Pioneers and the No. 210-ranked Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-69 result in favor of the Pioneers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Denver has the nation's No. 204-rated offensive output, at 67.2 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 323 allowing on average 76.7 PPG. The Pioneers FG% has averaged 48.8% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.

Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 334-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.7 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.

Troy was a 76-70 loser in its last match at home against Texas-San Antonio. Troy suffered a 76-70 loss against Texas-San Antonio on Thursday, getting 23 points from Will Weathers in a losing effort at Trojan Arena.

Denver won its last outing, a 70-58 result against The Citadel on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 22-point favorite. Chris Udofia scored 19 points leading the Pioneers to a 70-58 victory over The Citadel at Magness Arena on Thursday.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing North Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-2
After a loss are 5-5

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Trojans at Pioneers trends to consider:
Troy is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Troy

Next up:
Troy at North Texas, Saturday, December 31
Denver home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, December 31