Georgia Southern at Troy College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The Georgia Southern Eagles travel to Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium to take on the Troy Trojans on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Troy as 24 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5. The Eagles have an ATS record of 1-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 0-7-0 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 0-7-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
10/22/17 QB Shai Werts Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/20/17 DT Ian Bush Elbow out indefinitely
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
10/22/17 RB Jordan Chunn Leg missed last game, is probable Saturday vs. Georgia Southern
09/02/17 CB Orlando Lacey Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 124th in Division 1 in points scored with 108. They have run 404 plays this season for 1,828 yards, which ranks them 127th in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 4.5 yards per play, which is 126th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 93 1st downs this year, placing them 128th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia Southern has run for 1,206 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in the country. They've run 312 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 45 times for 411 yards so far this season, which has them 56th in the nation in penalties. Shai Werts has thrown for 463 yards this season. He has completed 37 passes on 71 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 109.6. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Georgia Southern is 105th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 248. They have surrendered a total of 2,819 yards on D, which is 66th in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 176 attempts against the Georgia Southern Eagles defense this season, placing them 12th and 9th in the country. The Georgia Southern pass defense has also given up a total of 1,563 yards through the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 237 attempts for 1,256 yards this year, putting them in 78th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 30 penalties for 253 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia Southern is ranked 107th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 91 punt return yards and average 13 yards per return, which is 20th in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 557 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 23 yards per kick return and they are 127th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,476. The Georgia Southern Eagles have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 71st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Georgia Southern Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,529 yards on 38 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 92nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 1,058 yards as a team, which ranks 83rd in the nation. They've run 213 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 55 times for 463 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the country in penalties. They are 104th in Division 1 in points scored with 162. They have run 482 plays this year for 2,912 yards, which ranks them 43rd in the nation in total offense. The Troy Trojans average 6 yards per play, which is 52nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 147 1st downs this season, ranking them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Silvers has completed 167 throws while attempting 263 passes for a completion percentage of 63.5%. He has passed for 1,839 yards this year. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 124.2.
The Troy Trojans rush defense has given up 233 attempts for 668 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the country against the run. They have had 49 penalties for 426 yards on defense this year. That places them 82nd in Division 1. Troy is 17th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 122. They have given up a total of 2,254 yards on D, which is 27th in the nation. The Trojans are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 143 throws on 237 attempts against the Troy defense this season, ranking them 88th and 83rd in the country. The Troy Trojans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,586 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Troy Trojans have tried 12 field goals this year and made 6, which is 99th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Troy kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 16 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,237 yards on 29 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 52nd in the NCAA in punting average. Troy is 24th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 114 punt return yards and average 7.6 yards per return, which is 60th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 382 yards on special teams, which puts them 71st in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,408.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans -24
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