College Football Thursday Night Betting
For both the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Troy Trojans the end of the 2020 season can’t come soon enough. In particular, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have one last chance to try and avoid the humiliation of a winless season. Louisiana Monroe is a program that has gone to a bowl just one time in their history. The Warhawks began their program in 1975. In fact, they have posted just three winning seasons in their entire history. On the other hand, the Troy Trojans have had a relatively strong record of success and were a regular bowl team under previous coaches Larry Blakeney and Neal Brown. Current head coach Chip Lindsey is in his second season and after a 5-7 record last year will be seeking a winning record and bowl berth.
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On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the Troy Trojans will host the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama. Kickoff time is set for 7 p.m. ET with television coverage to be determined.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have a record of 0-10 straight up, 3-7 against the spread, and 3-7 under the total. Louisiana Monroe has national metrics on offense of 118th overall, 63rd for passing, 125th for rushing, 122nd for scoring, and 106th for turnovers. Defensively the Warhawks rank 114th in the nation, 41st against the pass, 121st against the rush, 125th for points allowed, and 73rd for takeaways.
The last time that the Warhawks played was on December 5 in a 48-15 loss at the Arkansas State Red Wolves as 19.5-point road dogs with the game going under the total of 71. Monroe was lit up for a staggering 511 yards passing in the loss.
Head coach Matt Viator is the latest man trying to push the boulder up the mountain at Louisiana Monroe. Viator had success at the FCS level with McNeese State where he made the playoffs five times from 2006 through 2015. His last year at McNeese State was a 10-1 campaign. At first, he was showing methodical progress at Louisiana Monroe and reached the .500 mark at 6-6 in 2018. Last year the Warhawks finished 5-7 before the roof caved in this season.
Troy enters this game 5-6 straight up and against the spread with 3-7-1 under the total.
Troy brings one of the better passing attacks in college football to this game. Quarterback Gunner Wilson has thrown for 2141 yards passing with a 142.7 rating and 70.1% completion rate. Wilson has 16 touchdown passes with just 7 interceptions. Watson has averaged 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
On the ground, Kimani Vidal has rushed for 516 yards and 5.1 yards per carry with 4 touchdowns.
Kaylon Geiger is the leading receiver for Troy with 64 catches good for 752 yards and 3 touchdowns.
In this head to head series Troy has come away with the cash in their last three meetings with Louisiana Monroe. Three of the last four meetings between these two teams have gone over the total. Troy has covered three of their last four home games against the Warhawks. Three of the last four meetings between Louisiana Monroe and the Trojans have gone over the total.
Overall Louisiana Monroe is 11-23 against the spread in all of their games. The Warhawks have a road record of 7-11 vs. the odds. As a dog, Louisiana Monroe is 9-15 on the board. And in Sun Belt Conference games the Warhawks are 9-14 with the line.
Louisiana Monroe has gone 12-22 under the total in all games. On the road, the Warhawks are 5-13 to the under. As a dog, Louisiana Monroe is 11-13 under the spread. And against Sun Belt Conference teams the Warhawks are 8-15 to the under.
Overall Troy is 18-17-1 against the spread. At home, the Trojans are 7-9-1 vs. the line. As a favorite Troy is 12-11-1 on the board. And against Sun Belt Conference teams the Trojans are 13-9-1 with the number.
Troy has gone 18-17-1 over the spread in all games. Against Sun Belt Conference teams the Trojans are 13-10 over the total. As a favorite Troy is 13-10-1 to the over. And at home, Troy is 10-6-1 over the total.
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