The Duluth Trading Cure Bowl will feature a matchup between the UTSA Roadrunners and the Troy Trojans.
UTSA vs. Troy Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing UTSA as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, UTSA has -156 odds to pick up the win, while Troy is listed at +128 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 56.5 points.
How to Watch UTSA vs. Troy Live?
- Game Day: Friday, December 16, 2022
- Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Stadium: Exploria Stadium
UTSA has the 92nd-ranked defense this season (404.9 yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking ninth-best with a tally of 486.1 yards per game. UTSA owns the 64th-ranked defense this year (26.5 points allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 12th-best with 38.7 points per game. UTSA ranks 102nd in pass defense this year (253.5 passing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 308.6 passing yards per game. UTSA is totaling 177.5 rushing yards per game offensively this year (48th in the FBS), and is surrendering 151.5 rushing yards per game (71st) on the defensive side of the ball. UTSA ranks 71st in third-down defense this season (39.0% third-down percentage allowed), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with a 49.7% third-down percentage. UTSA has the 30th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +5, forcing 19 turnovers (27th in the FBS) while turning it over 14 times (37th in the FBS).
Troy’s defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with 325.6 total yards ceded per game. In terms of offense, it is generating 375.3 total yards per game, which ranks 77th. Troy has been dominant on the defensive side of the ball, allowing only 17.5 points per contest (eighth-best). On offense, it ranks 80th by racking up 26.2 points per game. Troy ranks 46th in the FBS with 252.5 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 40th with 208.1 passing yards ceded per game on defense. Troy has been excelling on run defense, giving up only 117.5 rushing yards per contest (23rd-best). Offensively, it ranks 103rd in the FBS by compiling 122.8 rushing yards per game. Troy ranks 23rd-worst in third-down conversion rate (34.2%), but it has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 91st in the FBS with a 41.2% third-down rate allowed. With 19 forced turnovers (27th in the FBS) and 19 turnovers committed (96th in the FBS) this season, Troy ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.
UTSA vs. Troy Betting Analysis
UTSA Betting Insights
UTSA has covered the spread seven times this season (7-6-0). UTSA has an ATS record of 4-5 when playing as at least 3-point favorites. This season, UTSA games have hit the over eight times. The Roadrunners have won all 10 of the games they have been the moneyline favorite this season. The Roadrunners have played in eight games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -156 or shorter and won them all.
Trojans Betting Insights
Troy have compiled a 10-3-0 record against the spread this season. Troy has an ATS record of 5-0 when playing as at least 3-point underdogs. This year, Troy games have hit the over six times. The Trojans have won three of the five games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Trojans have entered five games this season as the underdog by +128 or more and are 1-1 in those contests.
UTSA vs. Troy Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||62.7||66.9||57.9|
|Implied Total AVG||38.2||41.1||34.8|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||10-0||5-0||5-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-2||0-1||0-1|
|Point Total AVG||49.0||48.4||49.6|
|Implied Total AVG||30.6||31.3||29.8|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||7-0||5-0||2-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||3-2||1-0||2-2|
Players to Watch
- The Roadrunners’ defensive unit has been aided by Clifford Chattman, who has suited up for 12 games and delivered 62 tackles and four interceptions.
- As part of the Roadrunners’ defense, Corey Mayfield Jr. has recorded two sacks to go with four TFL, 55 tackles, and three interceptions in 12 games.
- As part of the Roadrunners’ defense, Jamal Ligon has recorded 81 tackles, four TFL, and one pass defended in 12 games.
- With five sacks to go along with nine TFL and 48 tackles, Trey Moore has helped propel the Roadrunners’ defense over 12 games.
- Carlton Martial has been providing a big boost on defense, delivering one interception to go with 121 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended for the Trojans.
- On defense, Craig Slocum has helped lead the charge with 85 tackles and one interception in 12 games.
- The Trojans’ Reddy Steward has totaled three interceptions to go with 50 tackles, one TFL, and eight passes defended in 12 games.
- The Trojans’ T.J. Jackson has recorded 46 tackles, 12 TFL, and seven sacks in 12 games.
UTSA vs. Troy Predictions and Pick
UTSA vs. Troy betting card
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Our pick to win this game is UTSA, and we predict that Troy will cover the spread (UTSA -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 56.5 points.