Appalachian State vs Troy NCAA Football Parlay 11/29/2019
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Troy Trojans
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Troy +11.5
Kaleb Barker and the Troy Trojans play the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2019. Appalachian State opens this matchup as 11.5-point favorites. The Mountaineers are 7-4-0 ATS and 5-6-0 when betting on the total. The Trojans are 7-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-7-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Appalachian State Mountaineers played the Texas State Bobcats and won 35-13. Running the show from under center for the Mountaineers was Zac Thomas who went 8/16 with 174 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Darrynton Evans paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 47 yards and he notched 3 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 154 yards on 21 carries which meant he averaged 7.3 yards per run. Thomas Hennigan was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 70 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 35.0 yards per reception in the game. The Mountaineers ended up rushing 49 times and generated 280 yards which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per carry. In all, they finished with a total of 66 plays which gave them a total of 468 yards. For the contest, the Mountaineers had a total of 23 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 40 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, Appalachian State gave up 18 catches on 34 attempts for a total of 154 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.9%. In the running game, the Mountaineers gave up 66 yards on 24 carries which is an average of 2.8 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they gave up 220 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Mountaineers come into this game with a record of 10-1 for 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 38.1 points per contest, ranking them 11th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 228.9 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the Sun Belt Conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 6th in the Sun Belt and 51st in college football with 4,723 yards. The Mountaineers have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 19.3 points per contest which has them at 2nd in the Sun Belt. When talking about yards on the ground, Appalachian State is giving up 144.5 yards per contest which has them at 2nd in the Sun Belt and 50th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the conference and 59th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,590 yards rushing through 11 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Mountaineers have conceded 2,206 yards. Opponents are completing 54.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try.
In their last game, the Troy Trojans faced the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and took the defeat by a score of 53-3. Running the show from under center for the Trojans was Kaleb Barker who went 15/32 with 178 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 2 picks on the day. DK Billingsley led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 68 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 6.8 yards per carry. Kaylon Geiger led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 44 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 7.3 yards per catch for the game. The Trojans ended up running the ball 35 times and earned 156 yards which had them averaging 4.5 yards per attempt. In the game, the Trojans earned 22 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 53 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. Overall, they ran 75 plays which gave them a total of 359 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Troy allowed 28 catches on 40 attempts totaling 344 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 598 yards but finished the game without a turnover. In the running game, the Trojans allowed 254 yards on 37 runs which gave them an average of 6.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Trojans come into this game with a record of 5-6. Troy is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 155.3 rushing yards per game, putting them 79th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,708 yards rushing through 11 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Trojans average 467.7 yards per contest overall ranking them 15th in the country and 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference. The Trojans are giving up 33.5 points per game which puts them at 7th in the Sun Belt and 114th in Division 1. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 369 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 154.5 yards per game ranking them 65th in the country and 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,700 yards on the ground and 20.9 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are conceding 271.6 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Trojans currently sit at 11th in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Trojans +11.5 and over the total points
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