Coastal Carolina vs Troy Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Sun Belt Championship (Trojans' Defense Reigns Supreme)

Larry Rupp
Coastal Carolina vs Troy odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Coastal Carolina vs Troy Week 14 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game — Sun Belt Championship
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-2, 6-2 Sun Belt) vs. Troy Trojans (10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Veterans Memorial Stadium — Troy, AL
Coverage: ESPN

Week 14 of the 2022 college football season includes a Sun Belt Championship showdown between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Troy Trojans. Coastal Carolina enters off an embarrassing 47-7 loss to James Madison on Saturday. The Chanticleers logged a total of just 183 yards on offense.

Meanwhile, Troy picked apart Arkansas State during a 48-19 thrashing last weekend in what was its ninth consecutive win. Running back Kimani Vidal stole the show with 208 yards and 4 touchdowns on 33 carries. Cornerback Reddy Steward shined on defense with a pair of interceptions on the day.

Coastal Carolina vs Troy Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: COAST: (+315) | TROY: (-410)
Spread: COAST: +10.5 (-110) | TROY: -10.5 (-110)
Total: 48.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Troy enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This Sun Belt clash also features a total of 48.5 points, which is below average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

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Coastal Carolina vs Troy Prediction & Pick

These are two powerhouses going up against one another in the Sun Belt Championship. Coastal Carolina is going for its second conference title in three years, while Troy is attempting to win its seventh all-time. That would pass Arkansas State for the most Sun Belt championships in history.

It's easy to see why Troy is favored here. It is the winner of nine straight and coming off back-to-back double-digit wins. On the other side, Coastal Carolina lost its most recent game as a 25-point favorite and had only beaten their previous two opponents by a combined 10 points. Momentum is the key.

Troy is averaging a reliable +9.6 scoring margin across six home games, so give me the Trojans.

Final Score Prediction: Coastal Carolina: 17 | Troy: 30

Coastal Carolina vs Troy Betting Trends

- Coastal Carolina is 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Coastal Carolina's last five games against Troy.
- Troy is 6-0 straight up in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Troy's last seven games.

Coastal Carolina vs Troy Best Bet

It's hard to undersell just how dominant head coach Scott Cross' defense has been. The Trojans check in tied for seventh in yards allowed per play (4.5) and 19th in red zone scores given up per game (2.5). Troy also allows only 16.8 points per game, good for the seventh-best mark in the nation.

A stellar defense gives Troy a huge advantage over a Coastal Carolina offense that is only averaging 25.0 points per away game. Overall, the Trojans are 8-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games overall, while the Chanticleers are only 2-5 ATS in their last seven games. The choice is clear.

Bet: Troy Trojans -10.5 (-110)

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