Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Troy Trojans 11/19/2022
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will square off with the Troy Trojans at Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, AL, on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET. UL Monroe (4-6; 5-5 ATS; 3-3 conf.) ended their four-game losing run by edging the Texas State Bobcats 31-30 at home after having a bye in Week 9. Last Saturday, the Warhawks dropped the Georgia State Panthers 31-28 despite being the 13.5-point road underdogs. It was a 2-game consecutive winning finish.
This year, Chandler Rogers connected for 2,136 yards, 14 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for UL Monroe, a team that relies heavily on its passing attack. Just 125.5 running yards are gained by the Warhawks each game (99th in the country). They are ranked 104th in the nation (18.2 per contest) in first downs. The Warhawks’ defense allows 35.9 points per game, ranking 122nd overall, on 253.1 passing yards and 180.2 running yards (104th).
- The total went OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe’s previous 6 matches.
- The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are 4-11 SU in their last 15 matches.
- Louisiana-Monroe is 5-2 SU in their last 7 matches against the Troy Trojans.
The Troy Trojans (8-2; 7-3 ATS; 5-1 conference) won seven straight games after narrowly winning over the Army Black Knights 10-9 in Week 11. The Trojans overcame a nine-point deficit from halftime to narrowly escape defeat from the Black Knights as the 8.5-point home underdogs after two road victories against their league rivals, South Alabama 10-6 and Louisiana 23-17.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Troy Trojans 11/19/2022 Expert Picks, Tips and Preview
The Trojans depend on their formidable defense. The Trojans are only allowing 16.7 points per game, which ranks them tied for ninth in the nation, on 201.3 passing yards and 129.7 running yards (40th). They are ranked 110th in the US with 21.3 points per return, 274.7 passing yards (tied-24th), and 95.6 running yards (122nd). Tez Johnson has 692 receiving yards and four touchdowns on the season, while Gunnar Watson has 2,165 passing yards, nine touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
- The Troy Trojans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 matches.
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Troy’s last 5 matches.
- The Trojans are 7-0 SU in their last 7 matches.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Troy Trojans. The NCAAF pick for this game is the Troy Trojans. Both squads have a lot on the line in this game. If UL Monroe loses at Veterans Memorial Stadium, the team will end the bowl season, while Troy needs to win to maintain first place in the Sun Belt Conference West Division. The Trojans’ outstanding defense will carry them to victory, so pick the home team to cover during the game. In its previous five games, Troy only gave up more than 14 points. The Warhawks, on the other hand, let up at least 28 in six consecutive games played everywhere. Although the Trojans’ attack isn’t particularly strong, the hosts should have enough firepower to overcome the Warhawks’ porous defense. The Troy Trojans will win to a predicted score of 28-21.
NCAAF Starting Time: 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, AL
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
NCAAF Odds: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +15
NCAAF Totals: 48