The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (4-4) will be at home in Reed Green Coliseum when they clash against the Troy Trojans (5-4). The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 137.5 points with Troy opening as a 5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
Troy Trojans at Southern Miss Golden Eagles ATS Preview
The last time the Trojans played, they fell to the UAB Blazers, 90-78. Troy’s Alex Hicks recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds in the game. UAB had an offensive rebounding percentage of 54.3 (above their season average of 37.6). Troy, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (20-23; 87.0 percent).
The Golden Eagles hope to keep it rolling after blowing out the Rust College Bearcats in their last game, 109-61. With 29 points on 12-for-15 shooting, Cortez Edwards was the games leading scorer. Southern Miss played a perfect game. They had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 7.8 (better than their season average of 13.4) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.9 (above their season average of 21.5). Rust College was 27.0 and 26.5, respectively, for those same stats.
The productive offense of Troy will clash against the mid-tier defense of Southern Miss. Since last season, the Trojans rank 65th in offensive efficiency, while the Golden Eagles are 214th in defensive efficiency. The Trojans figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.
Both of these teams have a tendency to finish under the O/U total. Troy games have finished under 57.1 percent of the time, while games including Southern Miss have finished under 60.0 percent of the time. The Trojans come into this game with a clear advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 5-4 SU and 4-3 ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 4-4 SU and 2-3 ATS.
Troy Trojans vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Troy, ATS Winner – Southern Miss, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Trojans average 13.2 assists per game, which ranks 169th in the nation. The Golden Eagles rank 175th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
- Troy ranks 69th in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while Southern Miss ranks 236th in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).
- The Trojans average 36.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. The Golden Eagles rank 182nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
- Troy averages 3.8 blocks per game, which ranks 80th in the nation. Southern Miss ranks 141st in blocks allowed per game (3.7).