Betting on today’s Trojans and Eagles game? Catch the action at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, GA, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Sun Belt matchup, Troy is favored by -5 vs. Georgia Southern. The over/under for the game is 147.5 points.
TROY TROJANS VS GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Georgia Southern Eagles +5
This game will be played at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will Georgia Southern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Trojans?
After winning their last two games, Troy enters this matchup with a 13-8 record, including a 7-2 mark in Sun Belt play. However, the Trojans have struggled on the road, going just 1-7 away from home this season.
As the favorite, Troy has gone 9-2 this season, compared to just 1-6 as the underdog. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.7, compared to -6.2 on the road.
When looking at Troy’s ATS record this season, they have gone 12-6. In their 11 games as the favorite, the Trojans have gone 8-3 vs. the spread. On the road, Troy has an ATS mark of 4-4 this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 7-3.
On the season, the over/under record for Troy is 10-8 and today’s over/under line of 147.5 is similar to their average over/under line of 145.9. So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 143 points.
Troy’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. South Alabama, finishing the game with a total of 83 points. Their season average is now 80 points per game. Christyon Eugene is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.4 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tayton Conerway brings a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Troy defense is giving up an average of 69.8 points per contest. In their previous game vs. South Alabama, the Jaguars finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 79 points vs. Troy.
Can Georgia Southern Secure a Home Victory?
Georgia Southern will look to extend their three-game home winning streak as they take on Troy as 5-point underdogs. The Eagles have gone 3-3 at home this season, compared to 2-13 on the road.
Overall, Georgia Southern has a record of 5-16, including a 5-4 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. They are coming off of a 76-70 win over Old Dominion and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.
Georgia Southern’s ATS record this season is 8-11-2, including a mark of 3-2-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles are 7-3 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 7-2-1 over their last 10 games.
So far this season, the over/under record for Georgia Southern games is 12-9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (145.6). Currently, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 147.5.
Georgia Southern is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 76 points versus Old Dominion. This output is higher than their season-average of 70.4 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Eagles offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 28 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 41%.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Georgia Southern is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 78.9 points per game (292nd). In their previous game vs. Old Dominion, the Monarchs finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 70 points vs. Georgia Southern.