Southern Miss Golden Eagles at South Alabama Jaguars Betting Odds

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The South Alabama Jaguars (4-3) will be at home in Mitchell Center when they go head-to-head with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-3). South Alabama opened as a 6-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 129.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles at South Alabama Jaguars Free Preview

The Golden Eagles were beaten by the Northern Colorado Bears in their last game, 77-63. Cortez Edwards put together a good game for Southern Miss, leading the team in scoring with 20 points on 9-for-19 shooting. Northern Colorado did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (7-7; 100.0 percent). Southern Miss, meanwhile, forced the Bears into a turnover percentage of 21.9 (above their season average of 16.5). In the Jaguars last matchup, they topped the New Orleans Privateers, 55-52. South Alabama received a boost from Josh Ajayi, who contributed 13 points and seven rebounds. South Alabama played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.357 (above their season average of 0.254) and a turnover percentage of 22.9 (worse than their season average of 22.6). New Orleans put up marks of 0.137 and 28.3, respectively, for those same stats. Second-chance points might be hard to come by for South Alabama in this matchup. The Jaguars rank 258th in offensive rebounding percentage (27.5 percent), while Southern Miss ranks 26th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.8 percent) since last season. Of Southern Miss 4 games with betting action, two have finished over the projected point total, while 3 of South Alabama’s 4 games have finished under the projected point total. The Jaguars come into this game with a substantial advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 4-3 SU and 4-0 ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 3-3 SU and 2-2 ATS. The Jaguars won the sole game against the Golden Eagles last season, 78-55. The Jaguars dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.524. The Golden Eagles recorded marks of 23.6 and 0.417, respectively, for those same stats.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. South Alabama Jaguars Betting Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Southern Miss, ATS Winner – Southern Miss, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Jaguars rank 165th in assists allowed per game (13.3) while the Golden Eagles rank 235th (14.5).
  • South Alabama ranks 231st in rebounds per game (34.8) while Southern Miss ranks 268th (33.9).
  • South Alabama ranks 58th in steals per game (7.2) while Southern Miss ranks 269th (4.9).
  • The Jaguars rank 109th in blocks per game (3.7) while the Golden Eagles rank 297th (1.9).
  • South Alabama averages 22.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 130th in the NCAA. Southern Miss ranks 292nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).