Check out our analysis of Troy vs. Appalachian State for week 14 to find out who we think will win and cover in Troy.
- The passing attempts made by Appalachian State’s offense rank 32nd.
- The defense of Troy is giving up 10.4 yards per completion.
APPALACHIAN STATE VS TROY PREDICTION
The Troy Trojans and Appalachian State Mountaineers will play at Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL) in Troy, AL on Saturday, December 2nd at 4:00 PM ET. ESPN will be providing televised coverage of the match.In this Sun Belt matchup, the Trojans are listed as 6.5 point favorites at home. Will they be able to cover the spread and win at home?
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. TROY MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Troy Trojans vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers
- Where: Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama
- Date: December 2, Saturday
APPALACHIAN STATE PREVIEW: WHAT’S THE PLAN FOR APPALACHIAN STATE FOLLOWING A LOSS?
Appalachian State defeated Georgia Southern 55–27, improving their record to 8–4 ahead of their game against Troy this coming week. This season, Appalachian State has started seven games as the favorite and two as the underdog. Right now, their ATS record stands at 4-4-1. The average over/under for Appalachian State’s games through 12 games is 55.6 points. With an average score of 62.4 points over their games, OU has a 4-5 record.
The Mountaineers tried 36 passes through the air against Georgia Southern, accumulating 296 yards and four touchdowns. They ran for three touchdowns on the ground while maintaining an average of 7.7 yards per carry. passer Joey Aguilar finished with a passer rating of 115.05 after completing on 23 of 36 passes for 296 yards in the victory over Georgia Southern. To his performance, he scored four touchdowns as well.
Georgia Southern was given a total of 360 yards against Appalachian State’s defense. This includes surrendering 277 throwing yards and 83 permitted on-the-ground yards. The defense of Appalachian State, which is ranked 132nd in terms of passing yards allowed per game, is set to face Troy. When playing the Mountaineers, opponents attempt 32.2 passes on average per game. They rank 106th in NCAA football due to their opponents’ 26.7 points allowed per game. In the NCAA, their run defense is ranked 123rd.
TROY PREVIEW: WHAT’S NEXT FOR TROY AFTER A LOSS?
The Troy Trojans have a 10-2, above-.500 record going into this week’s matchup. They defeated Southern Miss (35-17) in their most recent game to improve their record. Troy has started nine games as the favorite and two as the underdog thus far. An average score difference of +13 and an ATS record of 7-4 have resulted from this. Troy’s games have an average over/under line of 48.6 points thus far this season. The Trojans enter this week’s game with an over/under record of 4-7.
In terms of offense, the Trojans amassed 112 rushing yards and scored one touchdown on the ground versus Southern Miss. Troy scored three goals and passed the ball 35 times for 319 yards in the passing attack. Gunnar Watson, the quarterback, completed 21 of 34 passes for 289 yards and a QB rating of 96.32 in the victory over Southern Miss. He also brought two scores into the contest.
Southern Miss was able to gain 286 yards against Troy on defense. This entails surrendering 132 passing yards and 154 permitted running yards. This season, the Trojans defense has yielded 39 sacks and leads the league in quarterback hurries. They are conceding 16.7 points per game overall, which is 57th. They rank 46th in the NCAA against the pass with 196.9 passing yards allowed per contest. Troy allows 103.4 running yards per game against opponents.
APPALACHIAN STATE VS TROY BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
In the most recent match between the two teams, Appalachian State defeated Troy 32–28. In the passing game, neither side had any trouble moving the ball; Troy only managed 302 passing yards, while Appalachian State managed 295.
The movement of the point spread line has not seen much action. Troy was the 6.5-point favorite at the outset. Right now, here is where the lines are. Troy has moved to -250 from his opening moneyline of -242, yielding an expected win percentage of 71%. With a moneyline of +193, Appalachian State currently has implied odds of 34%. The moneyline for the Mountaineers opened at +192 at first.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- When examining Appalachian State’s last ten away games, they have a 3-6-1 record against the spread.
- Troy is 5-0 (last five) at home against the spread.
- In their last ten games as underdogs, Troy has a 7-3 record.
- In their past three games, Appalachian State has gone 2-1 as favorites.
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