South Alabama vs. Troy Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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Sun Belt rivals will meet when the South Alabama Jaguars (5-1) meet the Troy Trojans (5-2).

South Alabama vs. Troy Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing South Alabama as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, South Alabama has -158 odds to pick up the win, while Troy is listed at +130 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 47 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch South Alabama vs. Troy Live?

  • Game Day: Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Stadium: Hancock Whitney Stadium

Betting Preview

South Alabama

South Alabama owns the 28th-ranked offense this season (462.3 yards per game), and has been even more effective on defense, ranking 22nd-best with just 322.3 yards allowed per game. South Alabama is totaling 36.0 points per game on offense (29th in the FBS), and ranks 31st on defense with 21.3 points allowed per game. South Alabama sports the 63rd-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (227.2 allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 22nd-best with 300.3 passing yards per game. South Alabama owns the 60th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (162.0 per game), and has been better on defense, ranking 12th-best with only 95.2 rushing yards allowed per game. Offensively, South Alabama ranks 26th in the FBS with a 47.1% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 27th in third-down percentage allowed (95.2). South Alabama has forced 14 total turnovers (10th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (21st in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +8, the fourth-best in college football.


In terms of total yards, Troy ranks 69th in the FBS (401.0 total yards per game) and 31st on defense (341.0 total yards allowed per game). Troy has been keeping opposing offenses in check on defense, giving up just 19.3 points per game (25th-best). On offense, it ranks 98th by compiling 24.3 points per game. Troy’s pass offense has been excelling, racking up 312.7 passing yards per game (16th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 67th by allowing 228.9 passing yards per game. Troy’s running game has been sputtering, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS with 88.3 rushing yards per game. It has been better defensively, giving up 112.1 rushing yards per contest (26th-ranked). Troy ranks 91st in third-down conversion percentage (36.3%) on offense, but it has been less effective defensively, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with a 44.1% third-down percentage allowed. With 12 forced turnovers (24th in the FBS) and 13 turnovers committed (106th in the FBS) this season, Troy ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -1.

South Alabama vs. Troy Betting Analysis

South Alabama Betting Insights

South Alabama has compiled a 4-2-0 record against the spread this season. In games it has played as 3-point favorites or more, South Alabama has an ATS record of 2-2. South Alabama games have gone over the total four times this season. The Jaguars have been listed as the moneyline favorite a total of four times this season, and they’ve won all of those games. The Jaguars have played four times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -158 or shorter, and won in each game.

Trojans Betting Insights

Troy has covered the spread in a game five times this season (5-2-0). In games it has played as 3-point or bigger underdogs, Troy has an ATS record of 4-0. Troy’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this year. This season, the Trojans have been the underdog four times and won two of those games. The Trojans are 1-1 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +130 or more on the moneyline.

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South Alabama vs. Troy Against The Spread & Betting Records

South Alabama

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.3 54.0 54.7
Implied Total AVG 33.3 34.3 32.3
ATS Record 4-2-0 2-1-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 4-2-0 2-1-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-0 3-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.5 49.1 54.7
Implied Total AVG 33.4 33.0 34.0
ATS Record 5-2-0 2-2-0 3-0-0
Over/Under Record 3-4-0 1-3-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-2 1-0 1-2

Players to Watch

South Alabama

  • As part of the Jaguars’ defensive unit, CJ Rias has compiled 13 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two sacks in six games.
  • The Jaguars’ defense has been aided by the play of Trey Kiser, who has played six games and totaled 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 14 tackles.
  • The Jaguars’ defensive unit has been helped by the contributions of Yam Banks, who has suited up for six games and delivered three interceptions to go along with five tackles, 1.0 TFL, and three passes defended.
  • With 1.0 TFL, 12 tackles, and one interception, Jaden Voisin has helped spur the Jaguars’ defense over six games.


  • T.J. Jackson has been providing a big boost on defense, amassing 23 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 5.5 sacks for the Trojans.
  • Carlton Martial has been doing his part on defense, collecting one interception to go with 37 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended for the Trojans.
  • Craig Slocum has been wreaking havoc on defense, compiling 31 tackles and one interception for the Trojans.
  • Richard Jibunor has registered 15 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks In seven games for the Trojans.

South Alabama vs. Troy Predictions and Pick

South Alabama vs. Troy betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Jaguars (-3)

    Pick OU:

    Over (47)

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Our pick to win this contest is South Alabama, and we expect that South Alabama will cover the spread (South Alabama -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 47 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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