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Troy Favored by -3 Against South Alabama on Saturday - Week 5 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

A key Week 5 battle has the visiting South Alabama Jaguars travelling to Troy on Saturday to face the Trojans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Troy Trojans as -3-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 20-17 win for the Trojans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Troy Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Troy Trojans sport a record of 1-2 and 2-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the South Alabama Jaguars sit at 2-1 and 1-2 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-1 for the Trojans and 3-0 for the Jaguars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Troy vs South Alabama injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 99-rated Troy Trojans and the No. 112-rated South Alabama Jaguars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Troy Trojans No. 107-ranked offense (22.67 PPG) against a South Alabama Jaguars defense that ranks No. 117 at 40.25 PPG. The Troy Trojans passing attack has averaged 202.33 yards per game, less than the South Alabama Jaguars give up through the air (214 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the South Alabama Jaguars own the league's No. 80-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 199 yards per game when on the road. Troy, on the other hand, rates No. 116 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

South Alabama didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Wolfpack as North Carolina State blasted them 63-13 in Week 4 action.

Troy was hammered in its last outing, as Wisconsin ran up a 28-3 score against them at Camp Randall Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • South Alabama is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • South Alabama is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Alabama's last 5 games
  • South Alabama is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Troy is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Troy is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Troy's last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

South Alabama home to Arkansas State, Tuesday, October 13th
Troy at Mississippi State, Saturday, October 10th