Troy Trojans at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Odds & Pick

October 28, 7:30 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
TROY +17/CCU -17

After taking its first loss of this season, Coastal Carolina looks to bounce back when it hosts the Trojans of Troy for a Sun Belt Conference bout Thursday night in Conway, SC. The Chanticleers had hopes of an undefeated season but lost a tough one at Appalachian State last time out. Troy, meanwhile, is back above .500 after winning back-to-back games by three points.

CCU is favored by two touchdowns and a field goal for this one; which way are we going with our free Week 9 pick?

Troy-Coastal Carolina Betting Odds

This week's college football betting lines at Bovada opened the Chanticleers as 17-point favorites for Thursday night, with an over/under of right around 52.5. Early betting action then edged that spread to -18.5 and dipped that total to 52.

Troy Betting Preview

The Trojans are 4-3 on the season after winning at Texas State two weeks ago 31-28. Troy then had last weekend off.

The Trojans scored the first 10 points of the game against the Bobcats and led 17-14 at the half. Troy then scored the first seven points of the second half to go up by ten but gave up two touchdowns over a three-minute span late in the third quarter to fall behind 28-24. But the Trojans regained the lead on a pick-6 midway through the fourth quarter and held on from there, running the last six minutes off the clock to secure the victory.

However, Troy came up short against the spread as a seven-point favorite.

The Trojans out-gained Texas State 387-370, out-rushed the Bobcats 205-91, and won the turnover battle 4-0, creating a +14 points differential.

So Troy has now out-gained and out-rushed five of its seven opponents this season.

Coastal Carolina Betting Preview

The Chanticleers, meanwhile, are 6-1 on the season after falling at Appalachian State last Wednesday 30-27. Coastal Carolina scored touchdowns on its first two possessions of the game and led 20-14 at the half. The Chanticleers later led 27-21 but gave up the last nine points, losing on a short Mountaineers field goal at the buzzer.

CCU got out-gained by App State 575-346 and out-rushed 228-55.

Last week was the first time this season the Chanticleers got out-gained, and only the second time they got out-rushed. It was also the first time in its last four games Coastal Carolina didn't hit the 50-point mark.

At 2-1 in conference play, the Chanticleers and the Trojans comprise half of a four-way tie for the lead in the SBC East, along with Appalachian State and Georgia State. So the loser of this game will be in big trouble, as far as making the SBC championship game goes.

Troy-CCU Recent History

These teams have split four meetings since becoming conference rivals back in 2017; the Trojans won the first two meetings, but the Chanticleers have won the last two. Last year Coastal Carolina won a thriller at Troy 42-38, but the Trojans covered as 12-point home dogs.

Also, that game played way over a total of 54.

College Football Betting Trends

Coastal Carolina is 11-0 SU, 9-2 ATS over its last 11 home games.

Troy is 1-5 ATS in its last six games as a double-digit dog.

So far this season, teams ranked in the Coaches Top 25 are 107-25 SU, 67-62 ATS against unranked opponents.

Totals Report

The Under is 5-2 in Trojans games this season, which are averaging 45 total points.

The Under is 4-3 in Chanticleers games this season, which are averaging 63 points.

Overs are 4-0 over the four meetings between these two teams.

Troy at Coastal Carolina Prediction ATS 10/28/21

These two teams have played one common opponent so far this season; Coastal Carolina bombed  Louisiana-Monroe 59-6 while Troy lost to the Warhawks 29-16. Also, after losing last week to App State, we expect a bounce-back effort from the Chanticleers this week. So while the line on this game is probably inflated by three points or so, with CCU playing at home, we're giving the points with the favorite.  

Free Pick: 
Take Coastal Carolina -17