On Saturday, November 25th at 12:00 ET, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles will host the Troy Trojans. Television coverage for this week 13 CFB matchup at M.M. Roberts Stadium will be on ESNU. This game, featuring two Sun Belt conference rivals, has the Trojans as the 16.5 point favorites on the road. Do they have what it takes to come away with a road win and cover the spread?
TROY TROJANS VS SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +16.5
This game will be played at M.M. Roberts Stadium at 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 32-16 in favor of Troy.
- Even though we have Troy winning straight-up, we like Southern Miss at +16.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 47.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 48 points.
Does Troy Stand a Chance on the Road?
With a 9-2 record, the Troy Trojans take on Southern Miss. Their road record so far is (4-1) and at home (4-1).
So far, Troy has been favored eight times and the underdog in two games. This has led to an ATS record of 6-4 and an average scoring differential of +12.5.
Over 11 games, the average over/under line for Troy’s games has been 48.7 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 45.8 points, resulting in an OU record of 3-7.
The Trojans’ offense is gearing up to take on Southern Miss, with an average of 153.6 rushing yards per game and an 4 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 72nd place for rushing yards and 33rd place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 269.2 yards per contest. Troy’s overall scoring average is at 29.2 points per game, placing them 48th rank nationally.
As we head into this week’s game, the Troy defense ranks 56th for points allowed, with an average of 16.6 points per game. Teams have been gaining 202.8 passing yards per game against them (55th nationally). Against the run, they’ve given up 98.8 rushing yards, placing them 19th in college football.
Will the Golden Eagles Win at M.M. Roberts Stadium?
This season, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are currently 3-8. So far this season, they have played five road games and four at home.
Southern Miss’ average scoring differential for the season is -12.1 leading to an ATS mark of 2-7. The Golden Eagles have been favored three times and the underdog in six games
Across 11 games, the average over/under line in Southern Miss’ matchups is 52.6 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 59.5 points, resulting in an OU record of 6-3.
On the offensive side, Southern Miss has averaged 23.7 points per game this season. This figure has them 72nd in the NCAA. Their passing game, averaging 196 passing yards, is ranked 96th nationally. In terms of rushing, they’re 58th in rushing yards with an average of 441 rushing attempts per contest this season.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles defense has come up with 25 sacks this season and are 1st in quarterback hurries. Overall, they are allowing 35.8 points per contest (148th). Against the pass, they are 116th in the NCAA, having allowed 235 passing yards allowed per game. Southern Miss is giving up 186.7 rushing yards per contest.