The Troy Trojans (0-1) and the UAPB Golden Lions (0-1) go head-to-head at Stan Sheriff Center. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 145 points with Troy set as an 18.5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
UAPB Golden Lions vs. Troy Trojans ATS Preview
The last time the Golden Lions played, they were beaten by the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 82-70. With 25 points on 7-for-14 shooting, Martaveous McKnight was the top scorer from either team. One of Hawaii’s biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They made 42 trips to the line, while UAPB went just 24 times.
The Trojans are trying to rebound after their 83-80 loss to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in their last contest. With 24 points and 11 rebounds, Troy’s Jordan Varnado played well. North Dakota was lights out from beyond the arc (12-26; 46.2 percent). Troy, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.277 vs. 0.108).
The aggressive Troy offense looks poised to dominate from the charity stripe. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Trojans rank 55th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.285, while UAPB ranks 349th in FTA rate allowed (0.404).
Since last season, the Golden Lions have had records of 7-26 straight up (SU) and 1-1 against the spread (ATS). Games featuring UAPB have had a tendency to finish over the projected point total since last season (100.0 percent).
Meanwhile, the Trojans, are 22-15 SU and 20-14 ATS since last season. Games involving Troy have had a tendency to finish over the projected point total over that same period (58.8 percent).
UAPB Golden Lions vs. Troy Trojans Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Troy, ATS Winner – Troy, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Trojans rank 190th in assists per game (13.1) while the Golden Lions rank 306th (10.4).
- Troy ranks 95th in rebounds per game (37.1) while UAPB ranks 294th (31.6).
- The Golden Lions rank ninth in steals per game (8.8) while the Trojans rank 164th (5.9).
- UAPB ranks 119th in three pointers allowed per game (20.3) while Troy ranks 270th (23.5).