TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
#309 TROY (+3) over South Alabama at 7:30 PM EST
With the Battle of the Belt trophy up for grabs as well as first place in the Sun Belt West Division, Troy will travel to Hancock Whitney Stadium and pull off the minor upset over South Alabama. The Jaguars enter this contest off three consecutive straight up wins and head coach Kane Wommack and his troops are in prime position to fall in this spot.
Technically speaking, this will prove to be a huge challenge for USA. According to our college football database, Sun Belt Conference home favorites have struggled when matched up against a foe that arrives off a pointspread loss inking a feeble 91-127-4 ATS record. If our “play against” side is battling a foe that arrives off the comforts of a home game, this situation falls to a miserable 47-79-3 ATS including a pitiful 14-34-3 ATS provided they hold a team won/loss percentage greater than .500. That spells trouble for the Jags.
Troy is locked into one of its best team roles too. As a guest arriving off the comforts of a home game, the Trojans hold a lucrative 37-18-3 ATS record in their last 58 lined games including an amazing 27-8-3 ATS in this setting priced as an underdog or a favorite of -5.5 or less. With those two parameters cranking away and head coach Jon Sumrall and his boys carrying a team won/loss percentage of .501 or higher, this team trend explodes to a nearly perfect 13-1 ATS. As long as Troy isn’t off a blowout loss of more than 14 points, this team trend cruises to a golden 13-0-2 ATS.
Defensively, the Trojans are solid allowing an average of only 19.3 points and 341.0 yards per game and it will be their solid stop unit that keys this victory. Take Troy. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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