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The 2022 Sun Belt Championship Game will feature the Troy Trojans and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Saturday. Both teams will be appearing in this game for the first time. The 9-2 Chanticleers are representing the East Division, and the 10-2 Trojans are representing the West. Troy has won nine games in a row, while Coastal Carolina is coming off a bad 47-7 loss to James Madison.

Kickoff at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Ala. is set for 3:30 p.m ET. The Trojans are 7-point favorites in the latest Troy vs. Coastal Carolina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 50. Before making any Coastal Carolina vs. Troy picks or Sun Belt Championship Game 2022 predictions, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $2,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Coastal Carolina vs. Troy and locked in its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the CFB odds and betting trends for Troy vs. Coastal Carolina:

  • Troy vs. Coastal Carolina spread: Trojans -7
  • Troy vs. Coastal Carolina over/under: 50 points
  • Troy vs. Coastal Carolina money line: Trojans -278, Chanticleers +222
  • Troy: 9-3 against the spread this year
  • Coastal Carolina: 3-1 against the spread on the road this year
  • Troy vs. Coastal Carolina picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Troy Trojans vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

Why Troy can cover

Troy's strength is its defense. The Trojans have won multiple games this year while scoring just 10 points. Their average of 16.8 points allowed per game is the second-best mark in the conference. Sophomore defensive end T.J. Jackson led the Sun Belt with 14.5 tackles for losses, and senior linebacker Carlton Martial's 112 tackles were the second-most in the conference.

The defense's job will be even easier on Saturday. It's not yet clear whether the Chanticleers will have quarterback Grayson McCall available. McCall, who was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year for a third time this season, has missed the last two games with a foot injury and is considered a game-time decision. Beating Troy's defense is a tall enough task, but Coastal Carolina could have an even rougher go of it if McCall sits.

Why Coastal Carolina can cover

It's not clear yet whether McCall will miss the game. If he does play, however, Coastal Carolina should be able to at least muster up enough offense to keep the game close. McCall's Player of the Year honors have been well-earned. His average of 257.1 passing yards per game was the third-best in the conference. He threw just one interception in nine games played. He is the first player in conference history to win Player of the Year three times.

Redshirt senior Sam Pinckney is the top target in the offense. Pinckney's 76 receiving yards per game is good for the fourth-best mark in the conference. He's found the end zone twice this season.

How to make Troy vs. Coastal Carolina picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 47 combined points. It also has one side of the spread hits 60% of the time. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Coastal Carolina vs. Troy? And which side of the spread hits 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to back, all from the advanced model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.